Liverpool are one of “several” Premier League clubs “vying” to snap up Lille holding midfielder Amadou Onana, according to the Hamburger Morgenpost.
The German newspaper follows on from reports in the English press last week that claimed West Ham are keen on signing the Belgium Under 21 international.
They say that Liverpool’s interest in Onana is “growing” and they even suggest that Lille may be open to selling the player for between €20m (£16.7m) and €25m (£20.8m).
That would be of interest to Hamburg as they have a clause that means they are owed 20% of the profits of any transfer, after selling the 20-year-old to Lille last summer.
Liverpool are likely to be in the market for a midfielder and Onana’s profile would suggest he would be brought in as a potential backup for Fabinho.
There isn’t a direct replacement for the Brazilian in Jurgen Klopp’s squad so signing the Belgian could well fix the problem.