Alexis Mac Allister ready to join Liverpool despite Manchester United and Chelsea interest

Lfc Rumour (Mark Baldwin)

Mac Allister poised to leave Brighton this summer

Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister is ready to commit to a move to Liverpool despite interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Argentina international has enjoyed another impressive campaign at the AMEX Stadium and also saw his stock rise after helping Argentina win the World Cup in Qatar.

While Brighton are eager to keep the 24-year-old, it is believed a fee of £70million will be enough to prise him away this summer. United are said to have held talks with Mac Allister’s representatives over a move to Old Trafford while the midfielder is also wanted by Mauricio Pochettino as part of his rebuild at Chelsea. However, Liverpool are closing in on a deal with The Mirror reporting Jurgen Klopp’s side are poised to beat their rivals to his signature.

The Liverpool manager is eager to reinforce his midfield this summer with Mason Mount also targeted. The Chelsea midfielder has been in a contract stand-off with the Blues throughout the season with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season. Mount will be sold this summer unless a new deal is agreed with Liverpool the favourites to sign him should he leave Stamford Bridge. Mount also wanted by Liverpool (Picture: Getty) Liverpool are still in the race to qualify for the Champions League and sit four points adrift of Newcastle United and Manchester United, sat third and fourth respectively, with three games left to play.

It remains to be seen what European competition Liverpool will be playing in next season, if any, but Klopp has no concerns over his side’s ability to compete for top signings this summer. 

 ‘When I talk to a player, if I’m allowed to talk to a player which is barely the case to be honest, but in the moment when you are you realise then if they are [interested],’ Klopp said on Friday. ‘It’s already clarified because we cannot tell anybody at this moment that we will definitely be in the Champions League next season. If he’s talking to us it’s probably clear he already knows about that situation.

‘It’s just a general thing, I think if you join a club it’s what you want to reach something together with the club, not surfing on the wave created before. It’s obvious we have to fight for being part of the Champions League, fight for trophies and these kinds of things. If you want to be part of that you’re more than welcome. 

 ‘It’s only one thing which we can’t guarantee next year Champions League football but all the rest is the same like it was before. It is a fantastic club with a really, really good football team and an even better one, probably, hopefully, next year.  ‘That’s not so difficult. I’ve barely faced this situation that you talk with a player and everything sounds great and he says, ‘see you if [you reach the Champions League]’. It happens not really often. 

 ‘We are still Liverpool and are really attractive for a lot of players. We should not forget that. That’s why I am not concerned about that fact. ‘Of course everything is more difficult without Champions League, that’s how it is, especially in the long term, we should not do these things more often, but apart from that it’s absolutely okay the situation we’re in from a talking point of view and a convincing point of view.’

source Metro

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