Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a move in signing Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne in the summer.
Tutto Mercato Web believes that both Premier League clubs are interested in signing the left-back who has made only 13 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side in the current campaign.
Digne made the switch from Lille to the reigning French champions last summer after impressing during the previous league campaign by establishing himself as a regular starter for the 2010/11 Ligue 1 winners. The youngster was a part of the France Under-20 squad that won the U20 World Cup by beating Uruguay in July 2013.
However, the 20-year-old is currently playing second fiddle under Laurent Blanc who prefers the experienced Maxwell at left-back, allowing the former Barcelona player to feature in 25 games in all competitions so far.
With the 31-year-old's contract running out at the end of next season, the Frenchman may not be willing to allow his compatriot to leave the club during the upcoming transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers is yet to find a long-term solution to Liverpool's problems at left-back. The Northern Irishman signed Aly Cissokho on a season-long loan in August last year from Valencia while the club's other full-back Jose Enrique has been out with a knee injury since last September.
Rodgers has utilised Glen Johnson or Jon Flanagan as a makeshift defender on the left, but will be aware about the necessity to bring in a long-term quality player in that position if he is to further improve the Merseyside club's fortunes next season.
Meanwhile, Spurs already have Danny Rose, 23, and Ezekiel Fryers, 21. The latter joined the north London club in January 2013 and has managed to secure only two appearances in the league so far.
Tim Sherwood's side are currently fifth in the league table with 50 points from 26 matches while the Merseyside club sit fourth with 53 points.
This weekend's football action witnesses teams clash in the fifth round of the FA Cup with the league's current top four eager to eliminate each other in quest of silverware. Chelsea travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Saturday while Arsenal play Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.