Liverpool have entered the race to sign PSV Eindhoven starlet Johan Bakayoko this week amid speculation Mo Salah is set to leave Anfield.
The 20-year-old winger, who already has four caps for the Belgian national team, made the step up from the PSV youth team last season and scored an impressive seven goals in his first season playing senior football.
Johan Bakayoko set for Reds switch?
The Reds have joined Premier League rivals Brentford and Burnley in the race for Bakayoko with the Bees offering $27m for the young star according to reputable journalist Nicolo Schira.
Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that there is more chance of Bakayoko leaving the club before the end of the summer window with Napoli winger Hirving Lozano expected to return to the Philips Stadion for a second stint in Red and White.
Understand there’s concrete chance to see Johan Bakayoko leaving PSV in the final days of the window with clubs now pushing ✨🇧🇪
This is likely due to Hirving Lozano who’s on the verge of joining PSV Eindhoven — his return from Napoli is imminent 🔴🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/XypddazMzX
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 29, 2023
Lozano won Serie A last season with the Neapolitans- the club’s first Scudetto in 33 years but has been deemed surplus to requirements by new head coach Rudi Garcia.