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Liverpool prepares to deal with Ibrahima Konaté after Ozan Kabak deal

Liverpool look set to complement the £ 35m move for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté Jürgen Klopp and Ozan Kabak decide not to make a permanent transfer.

The France Under - The 22 returning international on Tuesday 21 was Liverpool's long-term goal and qualified for next season's Champions League, Klopp was given the green light for the deal. Club, € 41m (£ 35.5m), payable in one go

While Liverpool is now preparing to sign Konaté for a five-year contract, Kabak will return to Schalke after the loan deal expires. 21 - In January, Preston failed to appear in Liverpool in the final four, along with Ben Davies. months of the season - as bodyguards for injured center backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joël Matip. All three are expected to be eligible for pre-season, and following Nat Phillips' impressive form, Liverpool wants to strengthen the defensive ranks at the end of a campaign that highlights the lack of squad depth.

The news will be a blow to Schalke, who was relegated from the Bundesliga this season. They want to unload Kabak and give Liverpool the defender £ 18m. Leipzig - in search of Konaté's replacement - and Leicester has already been associated with a move for Turkey internationally.

20 - As the regular partner of Rhys Williams Phillips, who joined Liverpool at 19 and finished the season, he will be sent on loan to a Football League club after a successful spell on Kidderminster early in his career.

Meanwhile, a player is leaving Anfield. Permanently - Gini Wijnaldum - his representative appears ready to sign for Barcelona after negotiating at Camp Nou. The midfielder, who will leave Liverpool on a free transfer, is constantly linked to Barça and is on the verge of signing a three-year contract.

He will play his last match for Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

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