Red's first 21/22 signing revealed?

English Premier League

Premier League giants Liverpool are reportedly closing in on their first signing for the 2021/2022 season.

RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate is said to have attracted a lot interest around Europe much like his defensive partner Dayot Upacameno, who is set to join Bayern Munich.

The Sun claim that German publications claim that the Reds are 'final stages' of finalising a deal for the 21-year-old French defender.

It is being reported that Jurgen Klopp is keen to add another defender to squad after the long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche revealed a couple months ago that joining Liverpool was not on the cards.

"I think that this is not an option for Ibu," he said, as per the Sun.

"He has a long contract with us and he knows what we mean to him and what he means to us.

'He was unlucky last year as he had a long-term injury but this year he is developing well and he is an extremely important player that has a lot of potential."

Scroll through the gallery below to see which 11 confirmed transfers for next season: