Liverpool plotting bid for unhappy Lazio youngster Keita Balde Diao

Liverpool are planning to make a bid for Lazio prospect Keita Balde Diao, who is also wanted by Arsenal, according to the Metro.

The 20-year-old is reportedly desperate to leave the Serie A side this summer, the Metro report, and he is set to hold talks with the club’s president Claudio Lotito next week. The Metro suggest that Lotito is planning to try and convince the forward to stay.

However, should he fail, Brendan Rodgers is set to make an attempt to bring Keita to Anfield, the Metro claim. Although, should it become apparent that the youngster will be moving on, Arsene Wenger may also make an attempt to bring him to the Premier League.

While the former Barcelona man is highly thought of by the Italian club, he does not have a particularly impressive goalscoring record. Last season, he played 23 times in the top flight, but only managed one goal, although, he did only start six of those games.

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