Fulham are preparing a £10million bid for Liverpool defender Neco Williams as they look to fend off Nottingham Forest and Southampton.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Craven Cottage and helped Marco Silva’s men gain promotion back to the Premier League in his 15 loan appearances.
Williams – who made only one appearance in the Premier League for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season- has since returned to Anfield, but has seen competition in his position increase after the Reds brought in Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen.
Newly-promoted Fulham are preparing a £10million bid for Liverpool defender Neco Williams
Williams faces increased competition at Anfield after the Reds signed Calvin Ramsay
Forest, Southampton and PSV Eindhoven have also shown interest in the Wales international, with the newly-promoted Premier League sign looking to replace Djed Spence, the Middlesbrough full-back who is a target for Tottenham.
Fulham have also spoken to Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe, who is set to leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of this month.
The former France international worked with Portuguese boss Silva at Everton and the latter is reportedly keen on a reunion, though the player is said to be wary of a Premier League return given his lack of success at Goodison Park.
Fulham have also spoken to Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe, who will soon be out of contract
But Williams appears to be their main target, and he could be just one of a few Reds players whose departure from Anfield could be confirmed in the near future.
Sadio Mane has completed the first part of his Bayern Munich medical in Germany after jetting in from Majorca on Tuesday as the forward edges closer to a move to the Bundesliga giants.
Meanwhile, Monaco have agreed a £15.5m fee with the Anfield side for midfielder Takumi Minamino and will now hope to close a deal for the Japan international.
Divock Origi, Loris Karius and Ben Woodburn were among those named on a released list by Liverpool earlier this month too.