West Ham United and Watford are in the picture to sign Liverpool’s Nathaniel Phillips in the winter market.
Earlier reports in the English press stated PSV Eindhoven are also interested in the defender.
Local newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad now states claims made in the UK are ‘correct’ as the Eredivisie side are keen on Jürgen Klopp’s man. West Ham and Watford again get a mention, and the chances of the player moving to the Hammers or Hornets is considered greater.
PSV centre-back André Ramalho Silva suffered an ankle injury in December and has been sidelined since then. To bolster the same position, they have set their sights on Phillips.
ED explain the Dutch club made an attempt to take the Liverpool player on a loan deal, but the Anfield club are ‘only looking to sell’ him for €12m.
With David Moyes and Claudio Ranieri wanting to sign the 24-year-old, the report says at the moment, it’s likelier he’ll be sold to one of the two Premier League sides. However, neither West Ham nor Watford have yet offered the fee requested by the Merseyside club.
PSV would rather take Phillips in January on a loan transfer and Liverpool’s demand for a fee has seen them look for other options.
Voetbal International also state PSV have the Bolton-born player in the January target list. His arrival in Eindhoven will only be possible if it’s on a temporary deal.
Liverpool, however, ‘want €12m’ for Phillips and VI explain it wouldn’t be a problem for his other suitors in the Premier League to match.