Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp are both going after two of the same promising young players for the upcoming summer transfer window, according to the Daily Star. Ben Chillwell, a left-back at Leicester City, and defender Raphael Guerreiro valued at £5m from French Ligue 1-side Lorient, are reported to be the duo at the top of Klopp’s summer transfer wish list.
Klopp is hungry to build a strong defence at Anfield, as their recent 3-2 defeat to Southampton highlighted the squad’s weaknesses at the back. With Skrtel reported to be sold in the summer, the prospect of young stars Chillwell and Guerreiro coming to the club should bring untold delight to Liverpool fans.
But not so fast, Arsenal have been linked previously with Chillwell back in January, and Guerreiro is also rumoured to be a key target for Wenger. According to the source, “Guerreiro has only 16 months remaining on his contract and the French outfit may be forced to offload their coveted star if he does not extend his deal.” Whatever happens, watching the two clubs go at it will only get more interesting as the summer window approaches.