Liverpool have long been linked with Wolves winger Adama Traore but it seems like they might have to scrap that transfer race and go after 24-year-old Raphinha.
Leeds United man Raphinha is another player who has been linked with the Anfield outfit but some sources have revealed that Jurgen Klopp is more inclined to sign Adama Traore.
But now, as per the latest reports, Chelsea have also joined the race to sign the Wolves man which could force Liverpool to shift their interest to Raphinha.
Tuchel wants a right-sided attacker next season and he has set his focus on either Traore or Achraf Hakimi and with the Champions League trophy under their belt, Chelsea might find it really easy to sign the Wolves winger in the coming months. Also, Liverpool have Mo Salah in their ranks so Traore will not be guaranteed starts if he chooses to head to Merseyside.
And this is why we feel Liverpool could try and put all their full focus on the Leeds United winger, despite Bielsa not being too keen to part ways with the 24-year-old.
The Elland Road outfit are ready to send Raphinha out after just one year at the club but according to ex-Leeds man Danny Mills, a pricey bid should be able to convince the club to sell.
He told Football Insider a couple of days ago: “People will be looking at him, without a doubt. He’s clearly talented but they might just give him another season to see what he does.
“I’m not too sure where he’ll be. There will be teams looking at him but they might just wait rather than gamble.
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“It’s going to be big money, big, big money to get him out of Leeds. Teams might be prepared to wait. What’s he going to cost? £40-£50million. Leeds could accept £40m. That’s a big gamble.”
Liverpool should put up a fight for Adama Traore but the other reason why we think Klopp could back away is because the Spanish international has been badly out of form this past season, scoring just two goals and providing three assists in 37 Premier League games.
Raphinha, on the other hand, has been one of the standout players for Leeds so spending 35-45 million pounds on the Brazilian makes much more sense.