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Fee set: Liverpool CLEARED to beat Manchester United to £44million transfer

Liverpool have reportedly made Martin Odegaard their top priority transfer target as Real Madrid decide they’re ready to cash in on him now for £44million.

The Norway international is seen by Liverpool as an ideal Philippe Coutinho replacement, according to Calciomercato, as translated by Team Talk.

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Odegaard has shone on loan at Real Sociedad this season but may not have a long-term future at the Bernabeu as it seems Florentino Perez is planning to let him go for the right price.

This has led to Odegaard also being linked as a transfer target for Manchester United, but one imagines Liverpool would surely be his preferred option.

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Martin Odegaard has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United

The 20-year-old could be an ideal fit in Jurgen Klopp’s side and should follow other young players in improving under the expert guidance of the German tactician.

£44m could end up being a bargain for Liverpool if Odegaard fulfils his enormous potential, so Reds fans will surely be desperate to see this happen.

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