Liverpool are reportedly planning a bid for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell but risk losing one of their own youngsters to Manchester City.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool could offer £4million for Chilwell when the transfer window reopens, with Jurgen Klopp keen to sign some competition for Alberto Moreno.
Chilwell is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town, who are managed by Klopp’s close friend David Wagner, and both the German and Liverpool chief scout Barry Hunter are said to have returned glowing reports.
Arsenal are reported to have had a £3.5million bid for Chilwell turned down over the summer, while Tottenham are also admirers of the 19-year-old, but Leicester want to keep the England Under-20 captain, who is set to return to the King Power Stadium next month following an injury to Jeffrey Schlupp.
However, Liverpool apparently believe Chilwell is ready for the first team at Anfield and so are preparing an offer despite an acceptance that a deal may be difficult to complete.
Man City tracking Jerome Sinclair
Meanwhile, one of Liverpool’s own youngsters, Jerome Sinclair, is reportedly being tracked by Manchester City amid stalled contract negotiations.
The 20-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is looking ‘increasingly likely’ to leave Anfield, according to the Daily Mirror.
Espanyol and Groningen are also interested in Sinclair, but Liverpool will have no say in which club the forward leaves, although they will be due compensation should he move on.