Liverpool are reportedly ‘stepping up their chase’ of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria.

The Reds have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old in recent months but would appear to face fierce competition from Manchester United and Juventus in particular.

Out of contract in the summer, Zakaria could be available for a bargain fee during the January transfer window.

According to Danish journalist Daníel Nielson on Twitter, the Anfield club are moving forwards with their pursuit.

The mooted £7million fee falls in line with fellow journalist Patrick Berger‘s recent claims.

This season the 40-cap Switzerland international has scored twice and provided one assist in 15 Bundesliga appearances.

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Valued at £24.3million (Transfermarkt), signing Zakaria for the suggested asking price would be an outstanding piece of business.

Predominantly a defensive-minded midfielder, the Swiss star would provide much-needed cover for Fabinho as well as being able to slot into a box to box role.

Boasting impressive dribbling, tackling and passing ability (WhoScored), landing the former Servette youngster would act as a huge boost to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Furthermore, with Naby Keita at AFCON and Thiago sidelined yet again through injury, the Reds are in need of a timely midfield arrival.

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