Deal close: Liverpool open talks over £30m winger

Liverpool have opened talks to sign £30 million pounds winger Keita Balde and are hopeful they can pull a stunt over his transfer in January.

Jurgen Klopp is keen on beefing up his squad in January, and Balde in on his January shopping list.

Klopp sees Balde as a perfect signing that can stitch and boost up his squad.

Klopp’s squad is trailing behind the Citizens and the German tactician wants to gain more ground when the second half goes underway next year.

Balde is on loan at Inter Milan, but has managed to catch the eyes playing for the Serie A outfit.

Balde is tied down at the San Siro for the remainder of the season, but with Liverpool sniffing around the player, it is unlikely he will be nailed down at the outfit for too long.

But Liverpool are keen on pulling all strings to bring on the player. A move to Anfield is not farfetched, and his price fee is said to be in the region of 30 million pounds.

Liverpool are second on the Premier League log after overturning their game against Burnley on Turf Moor, last weekend.

The Reds are two points behind leaders Manchester City, and will travel to Bournemouth on Saturday.