Liverpool interested in signing AS Roma defender Roger Ibanez

Liverpool have reportedly identified Roma defender Roger Ibanez as a potential transfer target.

The 22-year-old is technically on loan with Roma from Atalanta BC until next summer but will join the Italian side on a permanent deal if certain conditions are met.

According to ASRomaLive, Liverpool have been informed that the Italian side would be open to selling the Brazil Under-21 international for a fee in the region of £36m.

Ibanez has been an important player for Paulo Fonseca’s team during the 2020-21 campaign, already making 14 appearances in all competitions, including 12 outings in Serie A.

The report claims that Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are also keeping a close eye on developments, while Paris Saint-Germain have been noted as admirers.

Liverpool are allegedly not planning on making any new signings during the January transfer window.