Liverpool lead AC Milan and Juventus in the race to sign PSV star Donyell Malen, while Jurgen Klopp continues to search for a striker to revive his failed front line
- Liverpool are reportedly leading the race to sign PSV striker Donyell Malen
- Dutch attacker is also wanted by AC Milan and Juventus, claim reports in Italy
- The 22-year-old goalscorer has been prolific since leaving Arsenal in 2017
- Jurgen Klopp looks for more options in advance to revive his attack
Liverpool are reportedly leading AC Milan and Juventus in the race to sign PSV striker Donyell Malen this summer.
The Dutch forward has been targeted by the reigning Premier League champion and could pay as much as £ 30 million this summer if PSV decide to cash him in.
According to La Gazzetta dello SportLiverpool faces a lot of competition for Malen’s signature, but it is the Merseyside club that are the favorites to land him.
Liverpool reportedly leading Milan and Juve in the race to sign PSV striker Donyell Malen
The 22-year-old has seen his share soar in recent years after establishing himself as one of the Eredivisie’s most powerful finishers.
Since leaving Arsenal in 2017, Malen has scored 51 goals in 110 games for PSV, almost half of which this season is because the Dutch giants are second behind another former club of the player, Ajax.
His performances in the Europa League have left a number of clubs sitting up and paying attention, which could lead to a bidding war this summer.
Malen has scored 51 goals in 110 appearances for PSV since leaving Arsenal in 2017
While Malen has several potential suitors, the Reds are believed to be on pole position to land him, with Jurgen Klopp monitoring the player’s progress for both the club and the country in recent months.
Klopp has been looking for more offensive reinforcements this season, with his front line not reaching the usual high standards in what has been a disastrous title defense.
While Malen remains a target for Liverpool, Klopp could aim for a sensational return for Luis Suarez should Mohamed Salah leave this summer.
Luis Suarez (left) has also been linked with a sensational return should Mohamed Salah leave
Reports in Spain claimed earlier this week that Liverpool would welcome Uruguay’s forward to Anfield should the Egyptian decide to head for the exit.
Suarez was talismanic at Liverpool after coming over from Ajax in 2011, scoring 82 times in 133 appearances, but his 34-year-old age and salary demands don’t seem to fit the FSG model of acquisitions.
Malen would see this as a bigger priority given how young he is, while he would get much cheaper wages.