Liverpool are set to make a bid for Lazio forward Keita Balde diao to bolster their attack in the summer, according to Metro.

20 year old Keita Balde Diao has reportedly demanded to leave the Serie A outfit, and the Reds are interested in landing the highly-rated forward.

The Senegalese star is set for crunch talks with the Lazio president Claudio Lotito next week, who will attempt to prevent the youngster from leaving.

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly a big admirer of the Senegalese forward, who featured 23 times for Lazio in Serie A last time out. 

Keita bagged two goals in all competitions and registered an impressive successful take-on percentage of 75.86% as Lazio finished third in Serie A qualifying for the playoffs of UEFA Champions League.

The former Barcelona youngster is also a target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger but Brendan rodgers wants him at Anfield due to his huge admiration for the youngster.

Since joining Lazio in 2011, the wonderkid made 64 appearances in all competitions for the Italian giants and scored 10 goals providing 13 assists. 

Liverpool have made seven summer signings so far in the window with James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Clyne, Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke.

Milner, Gomez, Clyne and Benteke had all started in the first match of 2015-16 season for Liverpool against Stoke City in the 1-0 win and Firmino came on as a substitute later.


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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