The agent of Franck Kessie will reportedly visit Liverpool next week amid rumours Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing the Atalanta star.
Kessie, 19, has attracted attention from several European clubs and Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are said to be monitoring his situation.
Italian giants Juventus are also believed to be admirers of Kessie, who has scored five goals in 11 league appearances for Atalanta.
But it appears the Reds have moved ahead of their competitors in the transfer battle as the player’s agent is set to visit Liverpool next week, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have made a strong start to the campaign, emerging as early title contenders, but the German boss still hopes to add to his squad in January.
Kessie, who has represented Ivory Coast on 10 occasions, is reportedly valued at around £22.5million.