Rome-based club Lazio are still arguing with Stefan de Vrij over his new release clause, and Liverpool could take advantage of the situation to lure Dutchman at Anfield in January.
The defender is in private talks with Lazio over fresh terms as his current deal set to expire at the end of 2017/18 season.
Italian giants have made the 25-year-old centre-back an offer of around £1.8m-a-year with will end in 2021.
However, according to Il Tempo, Dutch international centre-back is stalling talks as he is unhappy with the release clause has been inserted in the deal.
The 25-year-old defender wants it to be pencilled in at around £20m, while Lazio want £40m.
The two parties are currently negotiating over the release clause and if they fail to reach agreement de Vrijj will be able to talk to foreign clubs in January and Liverpool seems to be his favoured destination.
Jurgen Klopp’s centere=back position looks terrible this term and needs an upgrade in order to compete for all possible trophies.
Spanish giants Barcelona have recently confirmed that they’re still interested in signing of Liverpool’s attacking midfielder Philipe Coutinho and could try to sign him during the January transfer window.
The Catalan giants have failed to lure Brazilian star to Nou Camp this summer seen three bids for his signature being rejected.
The 25-year-old South American attacker has handed in a transfer request in order to force a move to Nou Camp. However, Jurgen Klopp has blocked his move to La Liga giants.
However, Barcelona chief executive Oscar Grau has yesterday confirmed that the Catalan team would try to sign 25-year-old playmaker in January.
‘We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market or any player the technical staff request,’ said Grau.
‘But it is important to adjust ourselves, so if there are to be arrivals, there must be exits as well
‘We must forget about the price paid for Neymar last summer. After taxes we received about €188m in income and a direct financial impact on the club’s treasury of €144m.’
Coutinho has started this season strong already scoring 3 goals for Liverpool and in the absence of Sadio Mane he is expected to be a key player for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s ex-coach Eckhard Krautzun has reported that the current Merseyside Reds manager had a hope of one-day becoming a Manchester United boss.
The German head-coach has replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield in October 2015 and guided them to the EFL Cup and Europe League finals, however, unfortunately, lost both of them.
Former Dortmund boss is two years into his Liverpool job and yet to win a trophy with them, however, finish last season on the fourth place of the Premier League table and qualified for Champions League.
On Saturday, the Merseyside outfit will host their bitter Premier League rivals Manchester United, and Klopp former head-coach Krautzun has suggested that German manager could have opted as the Red Devils boss.
“It would be his dream to go to England one day, and his favourite club would be United. That’s what he said,” Krautzun told The Set Pieces.
“After three or four months not working, I knew that he wanted to be in action again. When the offer came from Liverpool, I knew he would not hesitate because he wanted to get into a top club in England.”
The Merseyside Reds currently sit seventh in the English top-tier after a slow start of the season.