Premier League club Liverpool FC are currently in the mix to sign AC Milan defender Mattia de Sciglio this summer.

TMW has reported that De Sciglio is about to enter his final 12 months of his contract at AC Milan, so it is most likely that the Italian club will sell the player in summer rather than losing him for free next year. And Liverpool FC are interested to seal this deal, but they could face stiff competition for the player who has earned a total of 31 caps for his national side Italy.

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If the Reds are to bring in De Sciglio than they should expect competition from Italian giants Juventus and Napoli as well as Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

The Reds who recently renewed the contract of Croatian defender Dejan Lovren, are still looking for new defensive options, particularly in the wider areas. Liverpool will be looking to sign a host of new players in the summer and De Sciglio remains as a prime target.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, who were in title contention earlier in the season have fell short again due to inconsistent defending and defensive errors throughout the season. Therefore, it is most likely that the German manager will look forward to sign fresh faces for his side’s defense.

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Jurgen Klopp has been struggling throughout the season to find a particular match for his left back position with Alberto Moreno being one of the most inconsistent defenders of the entire league, it is likely that LFC will sign a full back and De Sciglio seems to be the perfect choice for the Reds.

Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea are also interested in signing the Italian, according to reports suggested by The Daily Mail.

AC Milan will supposedly hold crunch talks with Chelsea in order to negotiate the player’s deal. Earlier this season reports circulated saying that the defender was fed-up of life at San Siro and Antonio Conte had been monitoring a potential swoop.

De Sciglio who played 105 times for the club has also played under current Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte during his tenure as Italy boss.

With John Terry set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season it is likely that Conte will need more fresh blood in the defense and De Sciglio remains as favourite option for the Blues boss.

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