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Liverpool 'Agree' Personal Terms with RB Leipzig Center Back Ibrahima Konate

Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with Ibrahima Konate
Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with Ibrahima Konate / Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to The Guardian, the Frenchman has agreed to sign a five-year contract with Jurgen Klopp's side, who will pay his £30.5m release clause to prise him away from the Bundesliga giants.

The Reds have struggled this season with injuries to a number of key players, including Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip all being ruled out for the rest of the season. Liverpool brought in Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak during the January transfer window, but Klopp has been monitoring Konate to boost his defensive options.

Manchester United and Chelsea were one of the clubs interested in signing the player, who has made 64 Bundesliga appearances for RB Leipzig since joining in 2017. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said on Twitter on Friday afternoon: "Ibrahima Konate to Liverpool, here we go soon! The deal is set to be completed, personal terms agreed on a five-year contract.

"Liverpool will pay the release clause to RB Leipzig in the next days [around €35m] in order to finalize the signing of Konate #LFC."

Konate has had his share of injury problems of late, and has been limited to just 12 Bundesliga appearances this season, and was an unused substitute in the two Champions League last 16 legs against Liverpool in February and March. However, Klopp is eager to link up with the Under-21 international at Anfield, despite it remaining unclear whether his side will be in the Champions League or not in 2021-22.