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Are Liverpool in contract talks with Paris Saint-Germain's young left back?

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It's safe to say that Liverpool don't have too much business left to complete in the transfer window. Most of the areas of concern have been addressed, and it's a case of the new coaching team to inspire and prepare a new-look squad for the first game of the season. After signing Christian Benteke, a player Brendan Rodgers believes will fit in well with the other players in the squad, Merseyside's finest isn't expected to make any further big signings.

Christian Benteke is earmarked to provide what Mario Balotelli couldn't, James Milner replaces Steven Gerrard, Nathaniel Clyne steps in for Glen Johnson, Roberto Firmino makes the loss of Raheem Sterling easier to bear, Adam Bogdan will sit on the bench in place of Brad Jones, Joe Gomez carries the ashes of hope left behind by Sebastián Coates, and Danny Ings may bring sharper hustle and bustle than Fabio Borini. Will Lucas Digne provide depth at left back that José Enrique seems incapable of providing?

Last week, we looked at the possibility of a restless French left back joining Liverpool. According to Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc, Lucas Digne asked to leave the Ligue 1 champions with Liverpool and AS Roma interested in the 22-year-old's services. Now Get French Football News reports that Liverpool are in discussions with the player's agent in the absence of an official offer from Liverpool. A decision will be made early next month, which could be either this weekend or next week. That's what the calendar says.

Furthermore, Digne's agent is working as quick as possible to have a contract in place with Liverpool keen to be first in line to snap the player up. The fact that PSG have sanctioned negotiations has reportedly disappointed the player as he wanted to stay at the club, something that contradicts Blanc's earlier revelation that Digne asked to leave the French capital.

Liverpool may or may not be getting competition for Alberto Moreno, but this is probably one story to watch. Journalists connected with Liverpool don't have all the information on possible transfers, but it may be best to wait for something more concrete before declaring this potential move as one that the club is actively pursuing.