Konate is seen as one of the center-back options Liverpool are considering signing and various reports have claimed the 21-year-old will travel to Anfield this summer.
The latest development, spotted by some of the Frenchman’s 107,000 social media followers, only fueled speculation that a transfer from the Bundesliga – and possibly to the Reds – could have gone one step closer to the ‘completion.
Eagle-eyed Liverpool supporters noticed Konate updated his Instagram bio to no longer include his association with RB Leipzig.
Fans are speculating that the change indicates his transfer could be closer.
Jurgen Klopp’s center-back options have been wiped out this season with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all suffering from long-term injuries.
Liverpool seemed to be holding back when it came to recruiting new signings in the winter window, but then caught Preston North End’s Ben Davies and Schalke’s Ozan Kabak (the latter on loan) on the final day.
Although Turkey international Kabak has subsequently played 13 times for the Reds so far, Davies, 25, is yet to make his debut with Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams who partnered at the heart of the defense during of the last matches.
ECHO understands Liverpool are targeting just one center-back this summer with Konate on a list of five potential signings.