Liverpool ‘agree Ismaila Sarr fee worth around £36m’ even after Diogo Jota deal

Liverpool have “agree a fee” for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr “worth £36m” – days after Diogo Jota arrived from Wolves.

The Reds bolstered their attacking line-up over the weekend as the Portuguese forward arrived in a £45m deal.

Jurgen Klopp’s side already boast one of the best front-threes in football as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino grabbed 57 goals between them last year.

But France Football have reported that the Premier League champions are close to getting another goal-hunter in.

Sarr may have suffered relegation with Watford in his debut season – but the Senegalese international impressed with six goals in 30 games.

And it has seen the Reds reach an agreement with the London side for a price which could rise to €40m [£36m].

Liverpool are even discussing the 22-year-old’s salary, according to the report, which could be see him earn €7m [£6.4m] per year.

A deal for the forward would see the Anfield side beat rivals Manchester United to his signature after they were “offered” the player by Watford.

But comments by the forward suggest that the champions always had the edge because of fellow Senegalese international Mane in their ranks.

And the feeling is mutual, with Liverpool’s No.10 saying at the start of last season: "The first day [Sarr] signed I sent him a message to say good luck and that I was happy for him.

"He's rapid. I think defenders will struggle. Last time I was speaking to Robbo (Andy Robertson) I said 'Watford have a really good player.

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“‘I will need to help you more otherwise Ismaila Sarr will kill you, because he is a good dribbler and very, very fast’.”

It comes as the Reds could let academy star Rhian Brewster go to make way for Sarr.

While they are already lining up another forward for next summer, with PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe staying in “regular contact” with the club.

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