Liverpool is ready to pay the €41.5 million release clause of Ibrahima Konate of RB Leipzig.

Liverpool has struggled defensively this season.

Michael Edwards of Liverpool has been monitoring Konate for years. A Liverpool scout was watching Konate as early as January 2017 when made his senior debut for Sochaux in the French League Cup against Monaco.

While Chelsea and Manchester United have also been in contact on Konate, Liverpool is considered the favorites to sign him.