Report: Liverpool to submit new £8m bid to land Englishman, five-year deal to be offered
By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Liverpool will make a fresh attempt to prise left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester, according to a report.
The 19-year-old defender has one-year left on his contract at the Premier League champions and they are trying to negotiate a new deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium.
The Sun claim Liverpool are ready to submit an improved bid of £8million for Chilwell as well as hand him a five-year contract.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseysiders have already had an offer of £5million plus £2million in add-ons rejected by the Midlands club.
The Mail Online report that Leicester are keen to keep hold of the 19-year-old, but have yet to agree terms. With only one year left on his contract they may be forced to cash in, although it is said that it would take a £10million bid to prize him away this summer.
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One option that remains for Liverpool is to wait and move for Chilwell once the Bedford-born youngster becomes available as a free agent next summer.
The Sun report says that manager Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff are convinced that the teenager is keen to make the move to Anfield.
The left-back spent the first half of last season on loan at Huddersfield, under the management of Klopp’s former Borussia Dortmund colleague David Wagner.
The England Under-21 international made eight appearances for the Yorkshire side and it is reported that Wagner recommended the full-back to Klopp.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Italian side Fiorentina have made an approach for the club’s attacking midfielder.