A few days ago, Corriere dello Sport threw Liverpool’s name into the Sime Vrsaljko transfer chase, and they’re sticking by it.

In fact, the Italian newspaper go a step further on Tuesday, claiming Jürgen Klopp’s side have approached Atlético Madrid’s director of football, Andrea Berta, about the defender’s availability.

Normally a natural right-back, it’s the Croatian’s ability to play down the left that has caught the eye of a few clubs, as Napoli, trying to fill the gap left by Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury, and Liverpool seem keen to bolster their defences.

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The price remains the same, with Atlético Madrid adamant they want €25m, which equates to around £22m, for the 25-year-old, a fee Napoli are struggling to meet.

It isn’t said if Liverpool would be willing to pay that much for the former Genoa and Sassuolo right-back, but the fact they’ve approached the Spanish side directly would suggest the interest is real.

Napoli appear to still be in the driving seat, but a £22m bid from Liverpool could easily change that in an instant if Klopp decides Vrsaljko is the man for the job.