Jurgen Klopp decides on new No. 1 target after Timo Werner secures Chelsea move


Klopp wants Traore (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp will turn his attention to signing Wolves winger Adama Traore after failing to land Timo Werner.

Werner has agreed to join Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea, despite holding multiple rounds of talks with Klopp.

The Reds felt unable to stump up his £53million release clause – something Chelsea are willing to do.

But Klopp is still hoping to add to his squad this summer.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool have now made enquiries about the availability of Traore – who has been in sensational form this season.

He has scored four goals and provided seven assists in 22 Premier League starts and was described by Klopp as ‘unplayable’ earlier this season.

Traore is wanted by Klopp (Picture: Getty)

Traore’s form has helped put Wolves in a position where they could qualify for the Champions League with one last season push.

How much Liverpool are willing to spend, however, remains uncertain.

Klopp has outlined the problems his side are facing after missing out on Werner.

‘There are a lot of good players on this planet,’ Klopp told Sky Germany. ‘Timo Werner is a great player, Kai Havertz is a great player.

‘There are all sorts of rumours in England about who Manchester United are going to pick, Chelsea are going to pick.

‘It’s rather quiet here (at Liverpool) at the moment, I think it’s safe to say.

Klopp is a big fan of Traore (Picture: AMA/Getty)

‘If you want to take it seriously and run a normal business and depend on income and have no idea how much you will earn… especially because we don’t know when we can start playing with spectators again.

‘At the moment, all clubs are losing money. Without spectators, we have to pay back the season tickets and probably sell none next year.

‘At least maybe without the first 10 or 15 games. The VIP areas won’t be packed and the tickets won’t be sold. This will have an impact on other partners and things will look a bit different.

‘Discussing with the players about things like salary waivers and on the other hand buying a player for £50-60m, we have to explain.’

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