Liverpool and Chelsea have made Belgian international winger Johan Bakayoko a “top transfer target”

Liverpool and Chelsea have made Belgian international winger Johan Bakayoko a "top transfer target" Transfers

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch an offensive in the transfer market this summer, following last year, for Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, who is under contract until June 2025. Two clubs, Al Hilal and Al-Ittihad, are said to be preparing huge offers, and Liverpool’s decision will be closely watched.

In addition, Jurgen Klopp, who has won numerous titles with the club, is stepping down, and there is much speculation about his departure. Meanwhile, the Reds are also looking to renew contracts, a task that has been assigned to Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes.

Nevertheless, Egyptian King is also on the verge of turning 32 and is on the lookout for a successor. The first of these is considered to be Johan Bakayoko, the 20-year-old FW of PSV Eindhoven. He has scored 15 goals and provided 18 assists in 77 games for the Eindhoven club.

According to the Metro, both Liverpool and Chelsea are increasing their interest in the promising young player and have made him their top target this summer.

Described as one of the next talents in an Eredivisie side that has produced many young talents, the Belgian winger continues to test opposing left-backs with his physical prowess and athleticism.

Since Todd Boley took over the team, Chelsea has been scouring the market for players in their early 20s with long-term potential, and although only Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is over the age of 30, the policy remains the same.

However, with England U-21 international Noni Madueke in their ranks, it remains to be seen whether the London club will be serious about acquiring a similar player, as they have a similar style of play that involves dribbling and pushing the ball.

Will the promising young Belgian international, who Brentford offered this winter, make the step up to the Premier League this summer…?