Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a double signing from Lazio.
That’s according to reports emerging today which claim that the German boss wants to sign Stefan de Vrij and Keita Balde Diao from the Italian club this Summer.
There have also been claims that he is willing to offer Belgian international striker Divock Origi has part of the deal to bring the pair to Anfield ahead of next season.
Keita Balde has long been linked with a switch to Liverpool and that could finally become a reality if this speculation is accurate.
Klopp is said to see the youngster as the man to bring additional pace to his squad, but is not making the African a key target.
Holland international de Vrij is not a priority target either and is reported to be an alternative option should Klopp fail to land the Dutchman’s compatriot Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton.
It looks unlikely that this deal will go ahead given all the conditional factors involved, but few Liverpool fans would complain about seeing the duo arrive.
Many would be unhappy to see Origi moved on when he has shown signs of promise despite patchy form this season.