Liverpool ready to fight Arsenal in race for Serie A wonderkid

Keita-Balde-DiaoLiverpool fans are excited in the Football Transfer Tavern after reading the news in The Express that Brendan Rodgers will challenge Arsenal in the January transfer window as both clubs target Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao who developed through Barcelona’s youth academy.

The 19-year-old had great potential in Spain and many tipped him to become a star for the first team but Lazio did fantastically well to snap him up following an initial loan spell, but now it is a desperate case of holding on to him.

Rodgers and Arsene Wenger will be desperate to try and make a move happen in January.

But it is not a two horsed race between the English sides, as it is rumoured that the Italian giants have rejected bids for him last week, but they will be willing to talk to an offer which reaches their evaluation of €30m.

The Reds have always shown interest in the youngster but have never been close to submitting a bid.

Although this time it is different, after scouting the player all of last season it is believed Rodgers is now serious about making a move for the Spanish born Senegalese forward.

Liverpool fans. If you do stump up the cash, do you think you will be able to persuade him to move to Anfield? Let us know your thoughts below.

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