Liverpool are being linked with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.
Calciomercato.com says the 23-year-old’s displays have alerted him to four of Europe’s biggest clubs and drawn comparisons with Spain legend Xavi.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield, having so far failed to get the best out of
Naby Keita, who joined the club from RB Leipzig last summer.
Klopp will have the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at Ruiz during the Champions League group stage after the Reds were drawn in the same group as Napoli.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also interested in the former Real Betis starlet.
Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos admits manager Unai Emery called him directly about a move to London this summer.
Ceballos is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.
“He called me and told me to come to Arsenal,” Ceballos told the Daily Mail.
“He told me I was going to have a prominent role and that I was going to like his idea of playing. When you have the confidence of the coach that is about 60 per cent of the battle.
“Knowing that if you make a mistake you have the backing of your manager, for me, and for a lot of players, that’s fundamental.”