Liverpool have opened talks over a deal to sign Kerem Demirbay from Hoffenheim.
That’s the claim being made in an article by Turkish Football, who are reporting that the Germany international could head to Anfield in the new year, should talks progress well.
Demirbay has a reported £28m release clause in his contract with the Bundesliga club, which would make him relatively cheap in the current transfer market.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will know Demirbay well as he was a part of the reserve squad at Borussia Dortmund while the German was in charge there back in 2012/13.
He has developed into a fine player and that has been recognised with two caps for Germany, with one international goal scored so far, for the midfielder.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool are genuinely interested in doing a deal to bring the former Turkey youth international to Anfield, but his name has cropped up regularly over the past year or so.
Local rivals Everton have also been credited with an interest in the twenty-five year old and it remains to be seen whether they will make a bid of their own to sign him.