Liverpool are weighing up a summer move for Wolves forward Adama Traore as interest mounts in their attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Real Madrid are considering making a blockbuster bid for Mane as they look to strengthen their squad after what is looking like a rare trophyless season.
Salah is also being watched by several of Europe’s top clubs so the Reds have been drawing up contingency plans.
According to Football Insider, Traore has impressed Anfield scouts and his name has been placed on a shortlist handed to sporting director Michael Edwards.
The powerful winger has scored six goals for Wolves this season as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side sit sixth in the table.
Traore has helped the Midlanders do the double over defending Premier League champions Manchester City.
The 24-year-old signed for Wolves for £18million from Middlesbrough in 2018 and he has developed into one of the most unstoppable attackers in the league.
Football Insiders add that Liverpool have no interest in selling Mane, who has helped them to Champions League and Club World Cup glory.
But the lure of Real is said to be a concern so they have have replacements in mind.
In January Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Traore for terrifying Premier League defences.
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“And Traore now, at the moment I would say he is, pretty much, unplayable,” Klopp said.
“I’ve said it now a couple of times and it is still true.
“He is now not only a winger anymore, he keeps the ball, holds the ball and sets up goals, obviously.
“That makes it so difficult, each ball you lose is 100 per cent a counter attack and half a goal. But apart from that they had not too many chances.”
Traore started his career at Barcelona where he made four appearances for the first team.
The Spaniard then had unsuccessful spells at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough before his potential was unlocked at Wolves.
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