Liverpool have been given a boost by the news that Inter Milan holding midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia looks set to leave San Siro when the transfer window reopens for business in January, according to reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The France international, 23, is contracted to the Serie A club until the summer of 2020.
However, it is understood the player has been given permission to leave the Nerazzurri in the new year along with the likes of Jonathan Biabiany, Davide Santon, Felipe Melo and Stevan Jovetic.
Inter are prepared to allow the France international to leave on loan next month, but it will include an option to buy for £18.5 million.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are reportedly at the front of the queue for Kondogbia, but the midfielder is also attracting interest from Marseille.