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16:02  14 may  2019
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Celtic linked with move to sign Dutch youngster Xavier Mbuyamba

Celtic linked with move to sign Dutch youngster Xavier Mbuyamba Celtic are one of the clubs said to be interested in a deal to sign MVV Maastricht defender Xavier Mbuyamba. According to Voetbal International, the Hoops are one of several teams keeping tabs on the player. Aged just 17, Mbuyamba is yet to put pen to paper on a professional contract and could leave the Dutch club this summer. Liverpool, Chelsea and Portuguese giants Porto are also being credited with an interest in the player. There is also believed to be interest from teams in the Eredivisie, with Heracles Almelo and FC Groningen said to be tracking his development. The player’s agent has confirmed a move could be on the cards this summer.

Liverpool are the latest club to consider Burnley defender Michael Keane. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to add another centre-back and has been impressed by what he has seen of former Manchester United player Keane who was called up to the England squad this week.

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Liverpool are reportedly one of a plethora of European clubs interested in MVV Maastricht defender Xavier Mbuyamba, according to Voetbal International, relayed in an article by Sport Witness.

The 17-year-old has attracted plenty of interest from the likes of Chelsea, Celtic, FC Porto and Bayern Munich in recent months after an impressive campaign in the Dutch second division.

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The towering defender was offered a first professional contract by his current club in recent months, however, the teenager decided to turn it down after hearing about the interest abroad.

Mbuyamba was forced to sit on the bench as a result of turning down the deal and it looks likely that the defender could leave the club in the summer.

Jurgen Klopp is thought to be keen on adding to his squad over the summer, however, Mbuyamba may well be added into the academy sides if the Reds secure his services over the summer.

And with Mbuyamba yet to sign a professional deal, Liverpool may well aim to step up their interest in the teenager in the coming weeks.

Carragher wants Liverpool to sign De Ligt.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits that he would love to see the club sign Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt this summer. The 19 year old has shot to prominence this season, captaining Ajax to Eredivisie and KNVB Cup success, while also leading the Dutch club to the semi-final of the Champions League, narrowly missing out on the final thanks to a last minute Tottenham goal on Wednesday. Taking both his age and his momentous impact at the Johan Cruyff Arena this season into account, De Ligt is considered to be one of the most coveted young centre-backs in the world.

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