Liverpool are eyeing left-backs Sead Kolasinac and Ryan Sessegnon, according to reports
James Milner has been used at the back this term but Jurgen Klopp wants to restore him to midfield.
Kolasinac,23, can leave his club on a free transfer in the summer, but the Reds require a replacement for Alberto Moreno and could now bid £6 million for his services.
Earlier this month, Schalke director of football Christian Heidl said: “We want to keep him with us, he’s not going anywhere else before June.”
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Kolasinac is described as Liverpool’s “number one target,” but the German club are reluctant sellers.
Spaniard has struggled to make an impact and produce consistent form during Klopp’s tenure, arriving at Anfield as one of the best young left-backs in Europe.
The 24-year-old impressed during his time at Sevilla, but he has not fully adapted to life in the English league.
The Merseyside giants are also monitoring the situation around Fulham wonderkid Sessegnon. The Wandsworth-born is first and foremost a left-back but can also play further forward and progressed through the Fulham ranks quickly.
Having made his first start at Elland Road, Sessegnon scored his first goal just four days later in the 2-2 draw with Cardiff.
The left-back’s goal saw him become the first player born in 2000 to score in the professional English leagues.
He is also the youngest player to score in a Championship match at 16 years and 94 days.
Sessegnon has risen through the England youth ranks.
He featured in the Under-17 European Championships this summer as the Young Lions bowed out in the quarter-finals.
The teenager has since appeared for the Under-19s and scored in a win over Luxembourg last month.
The 16-year-old is expected to cost up to £10m but the Whites are desperate to keep him.
“He is one of the most talented teenagers in England,” said the Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic. “He is very good for this club. I am sure that he is going to be a very important player for us in the future. But he is only 16 years old and we have to be careful with him. He is working very hard and has to keep going.”