Liverpool centre-back Tiago Ilori is set to leave the club this summer, with a host of clubs pursuing a £3 million deal.
Ilori has just left Brazil following an ill-fated Olympic campaign with Portugal, and is due to return to first-team training at Melwood shortly.
He may never report back, however, with the Reds set to field a number of offers from around Europe for the in-demand defender.
According to the Liverpool Echo‘s Neil Jones, Olympiakos, Granada, Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt are all hoping to sign the 23-year-old before August 31.
Liverpool are said to value Ilori at £3 million, though Olympiakos in particular favour a temporary deal.
Ilori has spent a total of two years out on loan, first with Granada in La Liga in the second half of 2013/14, then Bordeaux in Ligue 1 for 2014/15.
Klopp has spoken fondly of Ilori’s talents previously, but he has struggled to produce a lengthy run of full fitness.
This has hampered his progress, despite possessing the speed, physicality and intelligence to shine at centre-back at a high level.
If Ilori is able to stabilise his condition in Greece, Germany or Spain, he could still develop into a top-level defender, fulfilling the potential that saw Brendan Rodgers sanction a £7 million outlay in 2013.
For now, however, he remains a wasted talent, and one unlikely to break into Klopp’s first-team plans anytime soon.
He could be followed through the Anfield exit by Mamadou Sakho, with Klopp considering whether to send the Frenchman out on loan in a bid to restore his standing as one of Liverpool’s best players.
Sakho joined Liverpool alongside Ilori ahead of 2013/14, with this summer potentially marking another major disappointment from Rodgers’ reign.