Liverpool are reportedly weighing up a transfer for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak to switch long-term absentee Virgil van Dijk.
The Netherlands star might miss the rest of the 2019/20 marketing campaign after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament in final weekend’s Merseyside derby towards Everton.
And with the Reds inserting no timescale on Van Dijk’s return, they’re now on the hunt for canopy with Kabak mentioned to be on their radar.
Italian media outlet Sport Media Set declare the 20-year-old Turkey worldwide is needed by the reigning Premier League champions in January.
Jurgen Klopp is claimed to be ‘aiming for the signing’, which might set again the Reds a reported £27.1million.
Liverpool could face a combat to safe Kabak’s signature although, with the teenager not in need of admirers.
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AC Milan are considered one of a number of prime European sides monitoring Kabak’s progress, most just lately expressing an curiosity in signing him through the summer season switch window.
Schalke solely signed Kabak final summer season in a £13.5million deal from Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart.
The previous Galatasaray academy product is beneath contract on the Veltins Enviornment till the summer season of 2024.