Liverpool make contact with Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Manu Koné

Get French Football News understands that Liverpool have made preliminary contact with Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Manu Koné (22), who is expected to make a move this summer. 

The France U21 international has played 30 Bundesliga games this season, scoring once and registering one assist. However, he is expected to move on from Borussia Mönchengladbach at the end of the season. 

RMC Sport have previously reported interest from Manchester United, whilst Newcastle United have a long-running interest in Koné, which last summer manifested itself in an approach, which was ultimately rejected by Mönchengladbach. 

However, the German club are more open to a departure this summer, and the player is set on a departure Get French Football News understands. It is unlikely that he will make a decision on his next destination before the end of June. 

Liverpool have made preliminary contact with Koné, who have holding talks with a number of box-to-box midfielders, including Koné’s compatriot Khéphren Thuram (22). L’Équipe revealed yesterday that talks had already taken place with the OGC Nice midfielder. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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