Chelsea have launched their pursuit of Christian Pulisic in view of persuading Borussia Dortmund to sell as early as January.
Pulisic is expected to leave the Bundesliga side in 2019 having seen negotiations over a contract extension break down.
Dortmund are prepared to agree a £70million deal for the 20-year-old in the midseason transfer window, on the condition that he stays put until the end of the season.
This has alerted both Liverpool and Chelsea, with the latter particularly keen to complete a deal upon the turn of the year.
The Evening Standard’s Simon Johnson claims the Blues have tabled an offer shy of Dortmund’s £70million asking price and that Pulisic himself favours a move to Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp is a long-term admirer of the forward following their brief spell together during the latter stages of his time in charge of Dortmund.
The Reds boss was unsuccessful in trying to bring then-teenage Pulisic to Merseyside back in 2016 when saw an £11million bid rejected.
Talk of a potential reunion further down the line has since refused to disappear, with the USA international having been tipped as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
Though Pulisic has featured predominantly in a wider role at Dortmund, he has displayed the traits capable of seeing him shoulder the responsibility as a more central playmaker.
Liverpool remain in the market for a new no.10 after seeing a proposed move for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir knocked back by a concerning medical results at the beginning of the summer.
Despite the club’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season, there is a pressing need for greater midfield creativity that will likely convince Klopp to dip into his transfer kitty again next year.