Report: Liverpool scout watches PSG talent Javier Pastore, Ousmane Dembele also wanted

Liverpool have reportedly scouted Paris Saint-Germain star Javier Pastore and Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are keen on Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore as well as Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele.

The Reds lost 3-1 at Swansea City on Sunday afternoon, and whilst Jurgen Klopp rested many of his key players ahead of this Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Villarreal, it was another sign that Liverpool may need more depth in the squad.

Manager Klopp is expected to make a host of signings this summer to mould his own squad at Anfield, and he should also have plenty of money to spend on new recruits

Now, the Daily Mail report that Liverpool scout Kevin Hunt was sent to France to watch two particular players on Friday evening - PSG playmaker Javier Pastore and Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele.

Pastore, 26, joined PSG from Palermo back in 2011 for a £37m fee according to BBC Sport, and despite being a fixture of the Argentina national team, he has been far from a first-choice player for PSG this season.

With just 13 starts in all competitions, Pastore has been used sparingly by manager Laurent Blanc, and he may been on leaving the French capital if he receives an offer - and Liverpool saw him notch an assist in PSG's comfortable 4-0 home win over Rennes on Friday night.

A talented attacking midfielder with superb technique, Pastore is a classy player who would add creativity and goals to the Liverpool side, having hit 37 goals and 40 assists during his time with PSG.

Meanwhile, it's claimed that the Reds also scouted winger Dembele, who has taken French football by storm this season with a superb 12 goals and five assists for Rennes.

The 18-year-old has exceptional pace and every trick in the book, making him a dangerous attacking player - and something that Liverpool don't have right now, hence Klopp's interest in landing him this summer.

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