Liverpool in Talks for £50 Million Left-Back as Defensive Woes Persist

Liverpool is actively exploring defensive options in the January transfer window to address the recent injury setbacks in their backline. With both Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas sidelined, the Reds are facing a shortage of left-back options, compelling Jurgen Klopp to deploy Joe Gomez in an unfamiliar position.

Amidst the defensive challenges, Liverpool has turned its attention to Rayan Aït-Nouri of Wolves, according to FootballTransfers. However, they face competition from Arsenal, who have also expressed interest in the 22-year-old left-back. The Gunners previously had a proposal rejected by Wolves, who are reportedly seeking a significant sum for Aït-Nouri.

While Wolves may consider a transfer at the end of the season, there is a possibility of an earlier move if a bid exceeding £50 million is presented. Talks have already commenced between Liverpool and Wolves, but Arsenal remains keen on securing Aït-Nouri, who is seen as a suitable fit for Mikel Arteta’s plans.

Currently representing Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations, Aït-Nouri’s potential January transfer could face complications due to his international commitments, potentially extending until mid-February. Nevertheless, Liverpool and Arsenal are actively pursuing the talented left-back to bolster their defensive options.

Aït-Nouri, primarily a left-back, has showcased versatility by starting ten games on the left side of the midfield in various competitions this season. As both clubs navigate the complexities of the January transfer window, securing Aït-Nouri would provide a valuable defensive reinforcement for the remainder of the season.

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