Liverpool have reportedly missed out on signing Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne, who is set to join AS Roma on a season-long loan, according to French publication L'equipe.
The Reds were keen to end their summer spending by bringing in the French international, and provide cover at left-back for Alberto Moreno. The French defender has asked to be allowed to leave the French capital, and was tipped to make the switch to Merseyside.
"First, it is he who very clearly asked to leave. For now, he is with us, he is very professional, he trains very well and has prepared excellently. He has shown the results in friendlies," PSG manager Laurent Blanc said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"This is firstly a very good thing for him and possibly for us, should he stay with us this season."
But the report claims that the Serie A side have stolen a march over Liverpool and will take the defender on loan for the 2015/16 campaign with an option of making it permanent at the end of the campaign.
Rudi Garcia, who manages the Italian club is said to be confident about reviving the full back's career after he was sidelined under Laurent Blanc at PSG. Digne, who played under the current Roma manager at Lille, made just 15 appearances last season, with the manager preferring Maxwell at left-back.
Meanwhile, according to the Telegraph, the Reds are said to be willing to let left-back Jose Enrique leave the club despite failing to sign a replacement.
The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield and the report claims that he is closing in on a loan move to West Bromwich Albion, with the deal expected to be completed this week.
Brendan Rodgers has cover in the form of Joe Gomez, who started on the left side of defence for Liverpool, in their opening day win over Stoke City in the Premier League.