Liverpool to submit bid for Nice’s Khéphren Thuram after Euro U21 Championship

Liverpool are expected to submit a bid for OGC Nice midfielder and France international Khéphren Thuram (22) after the U-21 European Championships, according to a report from Nice-Matin.

The youngest son of legendary French defender Lilian Thuram is currently on international duty with Sylvain Ripoll’s side to partake in the tournament. Les Bleuets will kick off their U-21 Euros against Italy tomorrow night at Cluj, Romania. Thuram is expected to start.

The outlet report that the younger brother of Marcus Thuram is “closest to packing his bags“, despite claiming several times his attachment to Nice. NiceMatin understands that Liverpool want the 22-year-old France international to strengthen their revamped midfield. The Reds have already signed Brighton and Hove Albion and Argentine World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister (24). Liverpool executives will reportedly wait until the end of the U-21 European Championships to submit a bid close to Nice’s valuation of their prized asset. Les Aiglons won’t sanction the departure of Thuram for a transfer fee lower than €40m.

NiceMatin adds that Liverpool have targeted Nice centre-back and France international Jean-Clair Todibo (23). However, the Reds have aborted their pursuit of the former Barcelona defender as they seek a younger player intended to be the fourth-choice centre-back.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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