Liverpool are said to have moved ahead of a host of their Premier League rivals in the race to sign Fulham’s teenage left-back Ryan Sessegnon.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that negotiations are already underway as the Reds look to add to their squad for the 2017/18, though the German’s targets remain unclear.
Beyond Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, there has been little indication as to who may be making their way to Anfield this summer.
But according to the Express, Klopp could be calling upon the services of Fulham’s 16-year-old sensation Sessegnon, as Liverpool fight off competition from their top-four challengers.
Sessegnon has made 20 appearances for Fulham so far this season, scoring four goals and assisting a further three.
Most recently, the teenager set up Tom Cairney’s first-half equaliser during the Cottagers’ 3-2 win at home to Nottingham Forest on Valentine’s Day, underlining his attacking talent.
He is a direct attacking left-back who, while requiring a more bullish physicality to cope in the Premier League, clearly possesses the quality required to shine at senior level already.
Sessegnon could be one of a host of teenagers making their way to Merseyside in the coming months, with the Reds also chasing the signature of Forest striker Ben Brereton.
Brereton has been similarly impressive this campaign so far, scoring twice and assisting once in five games in the Championship, having made his first-team debut for the club in January’s 2-0 loss to Leeds United.
Of the three high-potential youngsters, Sessegnon is the most likely to come into Klopp’s first-team thinking at this stage, largely due to his considerable experience at Championship level.
Though Klopp has previously suggested he wasn’t looking to sign another left-back this summer, it seems likely that this is possible.
Chilwell signed a new contract with the Foxes, and could turn out against the Reds on Monday night, while Klopp may have turned his attention elsewhere, with Sessesgnon certainly one to watch.