Liverpool in hunt for 23-year-old England international

Liverpool are ready to battle Premier League title rivals Manchester City for the services of Leicester City star man Ben Chilwell this summer transfer window.

The Citizens are searching for a left-back due to the persistent injuries suffered by Benjamin Mendy since his arrival at the club, with the England international believed to be near the top of their list.

The Reds, meanwhile, have Andrew Robertson as their first-choice but are looking for someone to provide competition and backup for the Scot if Alberto Moreno leaves as expected this summer transfer window.

Italian publication Calciomercato claims that Jurgen Klopp has identified Ben Chilwell as a possible target, having been impressed with the 22-year-old’s recent form this campaign.

Current Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers recently revealed that he tried to sign Ben Chilwell during his time as Liverpool head coach, but he is now keen to keep hold of the talented Englishman.

Ben Chilwell only signed a new deal with the Foxes in October, keeping him tied to King Power Stadium until 2024 and the defender established himself as one of the best players under Brendan Rodgers and not only under the former Celtic boss.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are also understood to be desperate to land the left-back as the Gunners want to have a proper cover for injured Hector Bellerin and even provide competition for the Spaniard as the 23-year-old is injury-prone and will miss the remainder of the season.