Liverpool could be in a race against time to sign Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car, according to reports.
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It was believed on Sunday that the Reds had left it too late, due to the fact that the Ligue 1 club would have been unable to find a replacement before Monday’s 11 pm transfer deadline.
However, well-respected journalist David Lynch revealed that the Reds’ pursuit for the 24-year-old “could go to the wire” in the hope that they can acquire sufficient defensive cover for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign.
Caleta-Car has been a regular for Marseille this season, with the 6 foot 3 central defender featuring in 24 games in all competitions, including four outings in the Champions League before his side’s early exit from the tournament.
#LFC still pushing to sign Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille today, move could go to the wire. Ben Davies having his medical this morning ahead of move from Preston for an initial £500k with £1.1m in add-ons.
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) February 1, 2021
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Liverpool appear to have reacted quickly since their 3-1 victory against Tottenham, and understand how crucial this transfer window could be for them.
With a move Preston’s Ben Davies looking likely to go through, Caleta-Car is not guaranteed by any means.
The clock is ticking so time will tell whether Liverpool can get this move over the line in time.
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