Liverpool and Leicester to battle for Olympiakos left-back 1 month ago

Liverpool and Leicester to battle for Olympiakos left-back

Klopp is looking for a back-up to Andy Robertson

Liverpool and Leicester have both enquired about the availability of Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas, according to the Mail.

Jurgen Klopp is on the hunt for a back-up to Andy Robertson, the only natural left-back in the Liverpool squad. The Reds had a £10m bid for Norwich's Jamal Lewis rejected earlier in the week.

Leicester, meanwhile, are lining up Tsimikas as a replacement for Ben Chilwell, who is likely to leave this summer to either Manchester City or Chelsea.

The 24-year-old drew attention from Premier League sides after impressing against Wolves in the Europa League, with Chelsea and Everton also reportedly interested.

But at the moment Liverpool and Leicester are at the front of the queue, with Olympiakos reportedly ready to sell the Greek international for a fee of £12m.

Leicester would hope to receive a fee of around six times that for Chilwell so could comfortably afford the fee, but it could be a case of Liverpool acting first before the Foxes complete the sale of the England international.