Liverpool are considering a move to sign Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan in the summer transfer window. He moved to the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium from Bursaspor in 2015 and made only nine starts in the league in his debut season at the club.
According to Fanatik via talkSPORT, the Turkish international has long been a target for the Reds, having been on their radar in the past. However, no deal took shape and the Merseyside club are set to rekindle their interest in signing the 21-year-old this summer.
Jurgen Klopp is preparing for his first full season at Anfield since joining them last October. The former Borussia Dortmund is believed to be keen on Tufan and Liverpool are set to table a bid in securing his services. Fenerbahce valued him around £20m ($26.4m), who has four years left on his contract.
The versatile player, who can operate as a box-to-box midfielder, right winger and a right-back, was part of his national squad that crashed out of the group stages of the Euro 2016. He was heavily criticised after he was found to fix his hair instead of closing in on Luka Modric, who scored in Croatia's 1-0 win over Turkey in their first match of the Euros.
Tufan scored in his side's 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic. His form for both Fenerbahce and Turkey has come under the radar of the Premier League. Apart from Liverpool, their rivals Manchester United and Everton are also looking at the option of signing him this summer.
The Turkish club's manager Vitor Pereira has compared his style of play to Manchester City star Yaya Toure.
"He still has a lot to learn and that is my job but the world will soon have a central midfielder on the level of Yaya Toure on their hands," Pereira explained.