Currently second in the Premier League after 14 games, Liverpool will want to move even further up the table in the coming weeks.

They currently sit two points behind leaders Arsenal, and the January transfer window will be the ideal time to bolster an already strong squad if the right deal becomes available.

Corriere Torino on Monday suggest Liverpool are actively seeking a midfielder, as they mention the Reds in a long article looking at what deals Juventus could try and pull off in the next few weeks.

One of the targets on the radar of the Turin club is OGC Nice star Khephren Thuram, whom the Premier League side were already keen on last summer.

A deal was never struck, but the interest never waned, and the Italian newspaper now claim Liverpool have taken matters in their own hands.

It’s explained that with the price tag of Manu Koné at Borussia Mönchengladbach being €25-30m, that could force Juventus to ‘think again in June’, when they have more money.

This would also apply to Thuram, who is ‘priced at €35-40m’ by Nice, who ‘are negotiating’ with Liverpool regarding a deal.

That’s the first we’ve heard of it, even from France, so definitely something to keep an eye on in the coming days, but the good news for the Reds is they clearly have the financial advantage on Juventus, who, barring a few excellent sales, would need to wait to meet that price.