Leicester City and Newcastle United are eyeing moves for Ozan Kabak after Liverpool elected not to sign him this summer.
That’s according to Sport 1, who say both sides are ‘now interested’ in the 21-year-old following his departure from Anfield.
Kabak spent the second half of last season on loan at Liverpool from Schalke, joining in the January transfer window as the Reds desperately sought out defensive recruits.
They had an option to buy him this summer but decided against it, instead securing a move for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konaté.
Kabak has continued to be linked with a move to the Premier League, though, and Sport 1 report that both Leicester and Newcastle are keen.
They state that Liverpool decided against a move as he ‘could not convince’ at the club during his loan spell, but that doesn’t mean Kabak will be remaining at Schalke.
Indeed he is considered their ‘hottest share’, and he will leave at some point; the question just remains where to and for what price.
The German side want to make as much as possible, and fortunately for them those interested are ‘queuing up’ for his signature.
That includes both Leicester and Newcastle, who are ‘now interested’ in the 21-year-old following his departure from Anfield.
They will have to wait, though, with Schalke’s sports director Rouven Schröder rejecting all offers thus far.
That’s because he wants Kabak to play in the spotlight at the European Championships with Turkey and drive up his price.
At the minute, Schalke want €15-20m but their hope is good performances from Kabak this summer could get them much more.