Aurélien Tchouaméni to Real Madrid?
However, the highly-rated midfielder has stated that he will take many days to make his decision after ALSO agreed to the same agreement in principle with Real Madrid.
After a hard chase of Tchouaméni, who has eight caps for France and is considered a rising star in his country, Liverpool appeared to be in the driving seat.
Tchouaméni is said to be 'nearly certain' to join the Spanish champions after rejecting a rival offer from PSG.
However, given Madrid's heightened interest, Liverpool are prepared to seek elsewhere, with Klopp looking to enhance his defensive midfield options.
However, Liverpool have distanced themselves from any deal, believing he would join Real Madrid.