Liverpool are looking to reinforce their squad in the summer, and it appears they’re eyeing up a budding Premier League star.
Jurgen Klopp was dealt a blow in January following the mega sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. Though, his side did draft in Virgil van Dijk for a whopping £75 million from Southampton.
And while Liverpool are to recruit RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita at the end of the season, Klopp is eager for more midfield options.
The German boss is resigned to losing Emre Can who’s contract expires in the summer. If wide spread reports are to be believed, he’s off to the Serie A with Juventus.
Further reports suggest Liverpool already have a replacement in mind.
According to sources from The Times via Mirror, Liverpool are plotting a bid for Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi.
Ndidi in action for Leicester City. Image: PA
The Nigerian international is attracting interest from around Europe and England’s top flight including Liverpool who are reportedly weighing up a £50 million bid.
Ndidi, 21, joined the King Power Stadium in 2016 from Belgium outfit Genk for a transfer fee worth £17 million.
But, this season, he’s emerged as a potential superstar, starring for the Foxes in the middle of the park.
Ndidi lands a big tackle. Image: PA
He’s not the only player in Claude Puel’s camp to be linked with a move away.
While clubs flirt with Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Harry Maguire are both subject to intense speculation.
Manchester City failed to lure the Algerian winger in January despite tabling a few monstrous offers. Leicester City rebuffed their advances with the player returning from exile at the… Etihad.
Mahrez returns for Leicester City. Image: PA
Meanwhile, Maguire is also courting interest from England’s big boys.
City and United are keeping tabs on the young England defender ahead of potentially bidding for him once the summer market reopens.
Will Leicester City keep hold of Ndidi, Mahrez and Maguire? Watch this space.