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Klopp to battle former club for £28m starlet, has held discussions with top Liverpool target

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Tonight marks Jurgen Klopp’s 50th game in charge of Liverpool and the Reds fans in the Transfer Tavern are already in dreamland following the German’s impact at Anfield. 

Things could get even better for the Merseyside giants this summer, with the former Borussia Dortmund coach expected to conduct a major overhaul of the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers back in October.

A host of top names have been linked, though the Guardian suggest it could be an emerging talent Klopp turns to in order to further stamp his authority onto the team.

It is claimed that he will battle Dortmund in a £28m race to land Rennes forward Ousmane Dembele this summer.

While the 18-year old has previously hinted he would open to a switch to the Bundesliga, it is believed the teenage winger had a conversation with the Liverpool chief on the phone this week.

He was reportedly impressed as to the plans he heard ahead of what is likely to be a major summer of activity at Anfield under the German’s stewardship.

Rennes are understood to want around €35m (£27.6m) for the 12 goal starlet, in a deal that could reach £28m with incentive based add ons.

How good a signing would Dembele be for Liverpool? 

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