Liverpool are set to raid Leicester this summer for Nigeria international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, according to the Telegraph reports.
The 21-year-old star has followed in the footsteps of N’Golo Kante and established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the English top tier.
Reports suggest that the Merseyside Reds have identified France international midfielder as their top transfer target this summer.
Liverpool head-coach Jurgen Klopp is looking to add steel to his midfield and Nigerian star physical approach to the game makes him an ideal target.
Nigeria international midfielder has completed the most tackles per 90 minutes in England this campaign.
It’s believed that Liverpool should consider a fee in the region of £50m in order to price Ndidi fro the King Power Stadium.
Former Nigeria international Etim Esin believes his compatriot can easily become a first-team player at Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He said: “I can’t remember the last time we had a Nigerian in Liverpool apart from Victor Moses’ brief stint there.
“This is going to be a fantastic move for him and I think his transfer fee is likely going to go up because it could happen shortly after the World Cup.
“Ndidi has been doing well at Leicester; he is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the EPL now and should command that kind of transfer.
“I don’t think he will struggle at Liverpool
“I see Ndidi walking straight into that Liverpool’s side.”
Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic following Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Nou Camp.
The Croatian international midfielder is believed to be concerned about his role at Barcelona after the arrival of Coutinho as he feels that Ernesto Valverde might reduce his playing time.
The Brazilian made the £142m switch to Barcelona last month, but he is not expected to make his debut for the Catalan club for three weeks because of a thigh strain.
Spanish publication Diario Gol has claimed that Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal both could be potential destinations for the former Sevilla man who has been impressive for the Catalans since his move to Nou Camp.
Rakitic, who has started 16 games in La Liga this campaign, recently described the reported fee that Barca paid for Brazilian attacker as “a bit high”.
Meanwhile, both Arsenal and Liverpool seeking for offensive reinforcements and ready to make an approach for AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar who has been valued at £90m by reigning Ligue 1 champions.
“I would have liked to have played with this guy" - Thierry Henry Lavished Praise on Liverpool Forward
Former Arsenal forward THIERRY HENRY has admitted he would love to have played alongside with Liverpool no.9 Roberto Firmino.
The Merseyside Reds forward has been in stunning form this campaign, scoring 20 goals and providing 11 assists in the process.
Firmino continued that fine form yesterday win over Southampton scoring a goal and setting up another one for Mohammed Salah.
And asked on Monday Night Football who stood out in the match, the Gunners hero Henry explained: “Firmino, not for the first time.
“The way he plays, the way he works.
“The assist that he had, just everything that he does. That’s why he always plays.
“This is for me the one. I’ve been in that situation sometimes where you flick the ball and it’s a flick like ‘I hope he gets it, I hope it looks good, oh what a flick’.
“No. Everything that he did had a meaning
“I would have liked to have played with this guy.”
Liverpool returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Portugal for the Champions League 1/16 tie to face Porto.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided a positive news for the Reds as Nathaniel Clyne will travel with the club for the Champions League game.