Liverpool are considering an approach in signing Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old moved to Villa Park from Nice in 2015 and saw his side relegated to the Championship in his first season in England's top flight club competition.
According to French publication L'Equipe, Liverpool have identified the left-back as a target and have informed the player's agent about their interest in landing Amavi. They are not the only club keen on securing the services of Villa defender.
The same report claims Italian giants AC Milan and two other French clubs, including Marseille are also in the race for his signature. However, Amavi has not featured for Villa since November 2015.
He suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury while on international duty with France Under 21 and was ruled out for the rest of the 2015/16 season. The left-back provided an update on his recovery as he targets to return to action.
"It is a lot better than 6 months ago, it's going well," Amavi said, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.
"At the moment I'm in Clairefontaine, I'm doing a lot of muscle strengthening exercises, a lot of ball movement practice and working on my positioning and my technique. I do this during the week and then have a break on the weekend."
The Sun reports that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on bringing a left-back to Anfield in order to provide competition to Alberto Moreno. The German manager is hoping to sign Amavi in a cut-price deal.
However, Villa are not willing to let their player leave if interested clubs do not match their asking price of £10m ($14.5m). The player had signed a five-year deal with Villa last summer.