Anfield side keen on Eredivisie striker.
Liverpool are reportedly considering a deadline day approach for FC Twente striker Luuk De Jong. The young Dutch international has been linked with a move to Merseyside for some time and Anfield director of football Damien Comolli has had the 21 year old forward scouted ahead of a possible bid.
Liverpool were said to be lining up a summer move for the Swiss born starlet but have brought these plans forward are learning of a number of prospective suitors who are ready to make significant offers for the FC Twente man. De Jong has 15 goals in 19 Eredivisie appearances this season and has helped keep Steve McClaren’s side battling at the very top of the table and this has earned him a regular spot in Bert Van Marwijk’s Holland national team set-up.
Kenny Dalglish is keen to beef up his attacking options as he looks to secure a top four finish this term but his interest in De Jong is more with the future in mind and some Dutch sources believe Liverpool may look to make a bid tomorrow which if successful, will include the prospect of immediately loaning the striker back to FC Twente for the remainder of the season.
De Jong may feel that a high profile move will help secure his spot in the Holland squad for the Euro 2012 finals this summer and is sure to be tempted by a move to the Premier League.
Steve McClaren, who has only just returned to his former club, will be loathed to lose De Jong but will be more than aware that he will struggle to prevent the youngster from leaving but a deal that leaves him available for the remainder of the Dutch domestic season, as well as the Europa League, may be amenable for all concerned.
Liverpool have adopted a forward thinking, youthful transfer policy and De Jong fits the bill in that regard whilst also offering much needed back up to first choice strikers Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.