A report has stated the date Liverpool have to make a decision on whether or not they want to activate the purchase option in Ozan Kabak’s loan deal from FC Schalke by.
According to German outlet Fussball Transfers, Kabak has a €20m option-to-buy clause in his Liverpool loan contract and the Reds have to make a call by the end of May to activate it.
The report claims Schalke would be willing to negotiate a different price with other clubs if Liverpool opt against taking up the option before the date passes by.
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Earlier this month, Football Insider claimed Liverpool are trying to renegotiate a fee for Kabak and believe that they can land him for around £10m. Liverpool are said to be attempting to take advantage of Schalke’s financial situation by offering a lower amount of money for Kabak in the hope that they can save themselves £8m in the summer transfer window.
Whilst this latest update does not mention a £10m fee, it does back up that Schalke could be willing to alter their valuation at the end of the season. This means that Liverpool could opt against activating the €20m clause and then start trying to secure a deal for £10m in June ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. This way, Liverpool could sign the Turkish international for much cheaper than they initially expected when he came through the door on loan in January.
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