Liverpool are ready to shelve their plans of signing Adama Traore – with Wolves rejecting any approaches for the winger.
Traore has enjoyed a stunning season under Nuno Espirito Santo, developing into one of the most potent attacking threats in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp is a public admirer of the Spaniard, labelling him as “unplayable”, after his Liverpool side narrowly beat Wolves back in January.
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Reports in Spain have suggested the Reds boss is keen to bring Traore to Anfield, with suggestions he has made contact.
However, the Daily Mirror has now claimed that Wolves have rebuffed any interest for Traore and Klopp is now ready to move on to a new target.
The report adds that Klopp will now look to sign Leicester City star Harvey Barnes, who could be a much cheaper alternative to Traore.
Despite winning the Premier League title at a canter, Klopp is keen to add attacking reinforcements, but admitted that the financial uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, could affect their transfer business.
“To strengthen the squad you need money and these are uncertain times,” he said.
“Obviously, uncertain times means for some clubs we cannot do what we would do in non-uncertain times. Ask me can we develop the squad and it is probably possible, but only with real money.
“But buying now? Just go out and there and name whoever you want, whatever the player is, go for it? That is really difficult. It was always difficult. We did not invest a lot in the squad last year and that was before Covid.
“If we have money, we will spend. If we do not know if we will have money, we probably will not spend that much. That is how it is. That is how the club has been led since before I was here.”
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