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Liverpool plan to tempt Juventus into selling Dean Huijsen

Liverpool will try and tempt Juventus into selling teenage defender Dean Huijsen this summer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Merseyside outfit currently have Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate as the regular central defenders. The club also have the likes of Joe Gomez and Jarell Quansah, but are still looking for a young centre-back.

Joel Matip is most likely to leave when his contract expires at the end of June and Gazzetta dello Sport (page 14) report that Huijsen is a top candidate to fill the void left by the experienced Cameroon star this summer.

The Reds have a keen interest in the promising teenager, who is currently on a season-long loan at Roma.

Roma are exploring the prospect of extending his loan stay for another year, but it is claimed that Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund & Newcastle United will try and tempt Juventus into selling Huijsen for €30 million.

Huijsen would be a fantastic long-term signing for Liverpool

The teenager has managed only 450 minutes of playing time in Serie A this season, but he has caught the eye with his performances.

Huijsen, who recently made his debut for the Spain Under-21 side, has the ability to comfortably play with either foot. He has had an impressive passing accuracy of 87 per cent with almost two recoveries and two clearances per game.

The youngster has also impressed with his goal contributions. He has registered two goals and one assist in 13 Serie A outings. One of those was a stunner from outside the box. The 18-year-old definitely has huge potential in him.

Liverpool are always on the hunt for promising talents and Huijsen would be a good long-term signing. However, a summer proposal to sign him could depend on who takes over from Jurgen Klopp as the new manager.

Klopp has decided to part ways with the club after nine years at the helm. The Reds may want his successor in place by early June such that they can plan and secure most of their transfer targets before pre-season.

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