Liverpool tried to sign centre back from Monaco in January

21 year old has been described as the complete defender

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In the January transfer window, Liverpool were in the race for Benoit Badiashile who joined Chelsea instead.

That’s according to Football London, who have reported Liverpool made attempts to bring the Frenchman to Anfield.

Moreover, Barcelona were also in negotiations before he signed with Chelsea for £35m.

The 21 year old was attracted by Todd Boehly’s long term project and only had Chelsea on his mind.

Badiashile has been one of very few positives for Chelsea this season, having put in some stellar performances alongside Thiago Silva.

Highly acclaimed in France, Badiashile has been described as young, experienced and commanding by former Monaco assistant manager Joao Tralhao.

Chelsea also beat Liverpool to the signature of World Cup winner, Enzo Fernandez in the same window.



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