FC Basel are eyeing a January move for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after failing to get a deal over the line in the summer.

That’s according to Transfermarkt, who back up claims from SportBILD, that say the Swiss side could return for the Reds shot stopper.

They explain that Basel wanted to sign competition for Heinz Linder in the summer transfer window and negotiated with Karius, who hardly has a chance at Liverpool.

However, they failed to agree on personal terms with the German, and the transfer fell through, with him ultimately staying at Anfield as the fourth ‘keeper in their squad.

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Basel have not given up hope, though, and are ‘considering’ a second attempt in the January transfer window.

Should Karius still be willing to move to the Super League, the move could gain ‘considerable momentum’ once again.

A plus point for the Swiss side is that Karius’ contract expires in the summer of 2022, so Liverpool would likely be open to a deal as they could get him off the wage bill early.

The move would also make sense for Karius, who would have a much better chance of getting regular game time in Switzerland than he would at Anfield.

That alone should mean he’s still open to the move, although it remains to be seen if that is a certainty.