Liverpool consider transfer swoop for star with £110m buy-out clause

Liverpool are reportedly considering a transfer swoop for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, who has a release clause of £110million.

This is according to Spanish outlet AS, who suggest this clause could prove something of a stumbling block for the Reds, who are eyeing up Gimenez as one potential replacement for Dejan Lovren.

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It makes sense that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could see Lovren as someone to axe after his continued poor form whenever he’s been drafted in as a backup option.

Unfortunately, poor injury records for Joe Gomez and Joel Matip mean LFC still rely on Lovren quite often, and it seems clear someone like Gimenez would be a major upgrade.

The Uruguay international has shone during his time in Diego Simeone’s side, though he has also fallen out of favour a little more in recent times.

AS add that Liverpool are also looking at Alessandro Bastoni and Dayot Upamecano as alternative options to strengthen their defence.

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