Liverpool eyeing move for highly-rated forward from French second tier

Toulouse have reportedly been priced out of a move for Paris FC attacker Silas Wamangituka, but Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Super Lig heavyweights Galatasaray remain amongst the sides still in the hunt.

The Paris FC striker was identified by the fellow French club at the start of the transfer market as a priority signing.

They made a bid for Wamagituka the previous month, which Paris FC management turned down.

Now, according to a French daily newspaper Le Parisien, Toulouse have ended their interest in the attacker because of Paris FC’s valuation of Silas, which is a minimum of €6 million.

While Alain Casanova’s side have now bowed out of the race, a host of other clubs remain interested in landing the highly-rated youngster.

Liverpool, Galatasaray, SL Benfica, Club Brugge, Nantes, OGC Nice and LOSC Lille are all still in the running for Wamangituka.

The 19-year-old ace found the back of the score eleven times in 32 Ligue 2 matches for Paris FC last campaign. Paris FC have Silas locked down on a contract running until June of 2021.

They are prepared to sell the Kinshasa-born player, but only on their terms, which the Ligue 1 outfit are not now willing to meet.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their reported pursuit of Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.

Reports had suggested that Reds were reluctant to pay his €50m (£44.8m) exit clause considering the presence of Andrew Robertson as the team’s first-choice left-back.

However, Mucho Deporte claims that they have now increased their interest again and are currently the frontrunners for his signature.