Liverpool Target Agent Sven Botman has branded reports linking his client to a move to the Premier League “false news”.

Botman, 21, has joined Liverpool in the past few months. Jürgen Klopp and Co are said to have seen the defender as a potential recruit in the background of the injury crisis.

The Premier League champions finally added mid-halves Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies to their ranks in January. However, the former isn’t on loan until the end of the season, which means he may not seal a permanent move to Anfield.

And, according to Canal +, Lille has agreed to sell Botman to an unnamed large European club for around £ 35million.

Liverpool target agent Sven Botman has branded reports linking his client to a move to the Premier League “false news”.

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A number of reports suggest that the unnamed club is likely from the Premier League, as that is a pretty high fee for a youngster who only makes 60 senior appearances.

However, the Dutch publication Voetbalzone claims that Botman’s agent Nikkie Bruinenberg dismissed these reports and instead labeled them “false news”.

The Premier League champions have been asked to sign Botman in his defensive injury crisis

The center-back is under contract at Lille until the summer of 2025 after taking on just a £ 7million move from Ajax to replace Arsenal’s newcomer Gabriel Magalhaes last summer.

Since then he has been an important member of Christophe Galtier’s team at the Stade Pierre Mauroy and has so far played 24 Ligue 1 games.

There are reports that Lille have agreed to sell the Dutch defender to an unnamed major European club, but his agent has since dismissed the speculation

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Liverpool reportedly had their eyes on Botman amid a nightmare of center-back injuries that forced Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to play as provisional defenders.

Klopp decided instead to sign Kabak on loan from Schalke while sealing a £ 2m deal to part Ben Davies from Preston. However, the former got off to a bad start in Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Leicester.

Liverpool may have to sign another center-back this summer if they opt out of a permanent deal for Ozan Kabak, who was loaned by Schalke last month

The Turkey international was involved in a mix-up with Red’s goalkeeper Alisson to score Leicester’s second goal of the day, though the latter was apparently mainly to blame.

Liverpool are now 13 points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table, which means Klopp has already admitted to defending their title.

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