Report: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp personally scouted Gary Medel at Copa America

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Klopp is thought to be tracking former Cardiff City midfielder Gary Medel.

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Jurgen Klopp could make a move to bring another midfielder to Anfield, as report that the Liverpool boss personally scouted Chile star Gary Medel during the Copa America earlier this summer.

Klopp has brought in a goalkeeper, a centre-back, and a forward already this transfer window in the form of Loris Karius, Joel Matip, and Sadio Mane, but he is also thought to be keen to strengthen his midfield.

Whilst names such as Udinese Piotr Zielinski have repeatedly been linked with the Reds throughout the summer, one surprise potential arrival could could in the form of former Cardiff City man Medel.

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The 28-year-old started all six of Chile's games at this summer's Copa America as the nation won a second consecutive title in the tournament.

According to, Klopp was personally in attendance to watch the star in the USA as he considers a swoop for the defensive star.

Medel has two years left to run on his current contract at Inter Milan, and the report suggests that the Italian club could look to hold out for around €15 million (£12.5 million) for the star.

Cardiff City's Gary Medel (L) and Everton's Steven Pienaar in action

Medel will be familiar to British football fans for his year at newly-promoted Cardiff City, for whom he became the record signing in 2013 as the Welsh club unsuccessfully attempted to stave off immediate relegation.

The man who has 95 caps for Chile is primarily a defensive midfielder at club level, but played all six games at the heart of his country's defence this summer.

With over 300 senior club appearances to his name in Chile, Argentina, Spain, the UK, and now Italy, Medel would bring a wealth of experience as well as his versatility to Anfield.

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