Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to the Mail.
Emre Can’s contract expires in the summer and reports suggest he is expected to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season.
With that in mind, Liverpool will be in need of a strong central midfielder for the 2018/19 campaign, and the Mail believes Wanyama could be that player.
The Kenya international missed the first half of the season with a knee injury. Since his return to full fitness, he has struggled to dislodge Eric Dier from Spurs’ first XI.
Liverpool are believed to be monitoring Wanyama’s situation closely, while the Mail’s report also claims Manchester United and Chelsea hold an interest in the 26-year-old.
Wanyama scored a superb goal in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Anfield earlier this month, which I’m sure will have impressed Jurgen Klopp.
The midfielder remains a crucial part of the Spurs squad; not many clubs can boast a back-up player of such high quality.
Of course, if his game time doesn’t increase from now until the end of the season, there is a possibility he will seek a move.
If that is the case, I can’t see Tottenham selling to a direct rival, so I wouldn’t expect a deal to happen.