Liverpool will ‘fight’ Everton to sign Ajax star Mohammed Kudus, as per De Telegraaf.

This was discussed by the outlet’s head of football, Valentijn Driessen, and journalist, Mike Verweij, during De Telegraaf’s podcast, Kick-Off.

Voetbal Primeur have relayed Verweij’s claims on Liverpool and Everton interest in the player.

The Ghana international has admitted he was keen on joining the Toffees after they made an approach in the summer. The deal didn’t take shape because Frank Lampard’s side did not agree a fee with the Eredivisie champions.

Everton are now joined by Liverpool in the chase to sign the versatile player, who can play up front or as an attacking midfielder.

Last week, reports from Ghana stated the Reds will scout the 22-year-old at the World Cup. Kudus scored a brace to help the Black Stars beat South Korea 3-2 on Monday.

When discussing the Ajax star’s possible transfer, Verweij claims the two Merseyside clubs ‘will compete’ for his signature.

“Everton was of course already concrete and Kudus was very angry that it did not go through then. Ajax did not want to talk to Everton at the time, while you must have thought of a transfer fee of €30/40m,” Voetbal Primeur quoted Verweij as saying.

“Now Liverpool is also concrete according to English media. If two clubs from a country are going to bid against each other then, that is already good, but two clubs from one city is of course completely nice.

“Of course, it can be certain that [Ajax chiefs] Hamstra and Huntelaar will hold up their hands again and that they will have to come up with a huge bag of money.”