Transfer Talk: Liverpool scouting Spain's Williams at World Cup
Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Athletic Bilbao's Nico Williams at the World Cup in Qatar.
The young forward has been in sensational form for the Basque outfit, which has resulted in his inclusion in Spain's 26-man squad for the upcoming tournament.
Williams, 20, has seven goal contributions from 14 LaLiga games so far this term, providing an attacking threat from both flanks.
And Spanish media suggest that should the talented speedster perform well for his country in the coming weeks, Jurgen Klopp's Reds could be tempted into completing a move in January.
Ongoing injury concerns with both Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz have left the Merseysiders light in attack and Williams would provide a hunger and determination that is valued by the German coach.
His current contract expires in the summer of 2024, making a deal more likely with Athletic hoping to get a hefty fee for their academy product.
Spain begin their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica on Wednesday before further Group E encounters against Germany and Japan.
In other news
Calciomercato suggest that Hakim Ziyech is hopeful that Morocco can have a good run at the World Cup, which could result in AC Milan making a move for the Chelsea winger.
Fulham, Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal are interested in signing Arsenal full-back Cedric Soares in January, according to ESPN.
Leicester believe they can convince Youri Tielemans to sign a new deal that would prevent him from leaving the club on a free transfer next summer, say The Daily Mail.