Liverpool are said to be in advanced negotiations with the defender and are said to be ready to trigger the £ 34million release clause in their contract ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Anfield club are in desperate need of new signings at center-back with first-team trio Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all out of action for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season.
And it looks like Konate is also keen to complete a move to Liverpool, according to Sky Germany.
It has been reported that the young Frenchman is unhappy with his current situation in Leipzig as he has found himself sitting on the bench more than he would like in recent months.
A summer move would have been ‘entirely conceivable’ for the defender even before Liverpool took an interest in him.
According to French media RMC Sport, Konate has already undergone a number of medical tests in Paris to prepare him for his transfer to Liverpool.
The report adds that although Liverpool are in the driver’s seat, a number of big clubs are watching the young center-back.
That said, Konate’s representatives are said to be confident the defender could take the next step in his Liverpool career.