Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly eyeing for a move to sign Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on loan, according to the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old joined the west London club in January 2012 from Belgian Pro League side Standard Liege and was immediately loaned out to Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag, where he spent the last 18 months. He has been in impressive form during his loan spell at the Dutch club, making 27 appearances in the league last season.
Omeruo's brilliant run has seen him being called for the Nigerian national team and was a part of the national side, which won the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year. In addition to this, the defender also made it to the 2013 Confederations Cup with the African side where he featured in all three games.
The Nigerian returned to England after he was granted a five year work permit. The report claims Chelsea are keen on sending him on another loan spell as they want Omeruo to develop as a player.
He can play as both right-back and a centre-back and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on bringing him to Anfield on a season-long loan. The Reds are likely to face competition as Goal.com believes the Northern Irishman's former club Swansea and West Bromwich Albion could challenge the Merseyside club for the defender's services.
Liverpool have summer signing Kolo Toure, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel in the heart of their defence. However, the duo's future at Anfield is hanging in the balance.
The Daily Mail reports the former Reds manager Rafael Benitez is keen on signing Skrtel for his new clubs Napoli. The Italian side have made their mark in the transfer window after completing high profile signings and the Spanish boss has set his eyes on the Reds centre half.
While the Guardian claims Agger has been on Barcelona's radar as the Spanish champions look to strengthen their back four. The loan approach for Chelsea defender would help Rodgers have more options in his side's defence, if Skrtel or Agger decides to leave the Anfield club before the end of the transfer window.