Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp looks to snap up Stuttgart winger Filip Kostic
Published 30/12/2015 | 09:50
Jurgen Klopp has identified the man he wants to bolster Liverpool's top four quest: Stuttgart winger Filip Kostic.
Kostic has been an important part of Jurgen Kramny’s Stuttgart side this season, creating 29 chances and scoring one goal, and Klopp wants to bring him to Anfield in January, according to Calciomercato.
Only seven Bundesliga players have created more opportunities than the 23-year-old this season, and the Serbian’s pace is something that would likely benefit Klopp’s brand of football.
The Liverpool manager is likely to be one of the busier Premier League gaffers as he looks to boost his squad for the second half of the season.
Another player potentially on his way to Anfield is Manuel Lanzini, who has impressed on loan at West Ham this season.
Lanzini has attracted interest from Liverpool and speculation surrounding his future has intensified since he admitted he is flattered by their intentions to sign him.
However the 22-year-old forward, on loan from Al Jazeera, has an agreement in place to sign permanently with the Hammers at the end of the season if it suits both parties.
“The contract we have is 100 per cent watertight,” West Ham co-owner David Sullivan told Sky Sports.
“We have until April to make it permanent but we’ll probably do it before the due date.
“He is a fantastic player and a fantastic man. By February or March he will be a permanent West Ham player.
“He could be a top, top, top player. He’s already sensational and he could be as good as any player in the world.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair could follow in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling by moving from Anfield to Manchester City.
Sinclair, 19, is out of contract in the summer and Liverpool have so far failed to reach an agreement over an extension.
City are reportedly keen to snap up the player who made his Liverpool first team debut in 2012 as a late substitute in the League Cup - becoming the club's youngest ever player at just 16 years and six days.
However, he had made just one appearance since and was sent out on loan to Wigan last year.