Liverpool set to renew interest in Nathaniel Clyne

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Liverpool are set to renew their interest in Nathaniel Clyne, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds had a £10 rejected by Southampton in May however, Brendan Rodgers an Co. are prepared to increase initial offer in the next coming days.

Clyne has just one year left on his Saints contract and the England international looks set to leave the South Coast despite being offered a new deal at St. Mary's.

The 24-year-old has caught the eye of a number of top Premier League sides including Arsenal and Chelsea but it is Liverpool who are the only club who've placed an official bid.

Southampton currently value the former Crystal Palace man at £15 million and will look to squeeze every penny out of the deal. 

Clyne has made 103 appearances for Ronald Koeman's men since joining in 2012 and has also established himself as a regular for the Three Lions

Right-back is an area that Rodgers currently lacks recruits and will be desperate to bring a new signing in this summer.

Glen Johnson spent six years at Anfield, however, his contract expired this season and Liverpool opted not to renew. Johnson was reportedly earning £120,000-a-week at the Reds and they felt reluctant to give a significant contract to the 30-year-old who rarely featured this campaign. 

Javier Manquillo was signed on a two-year loan deal from Athletico Madrid last summer. He began his career at the Merseyside club quite successfully, but, failed to adapt to Rodgers' attacking requirements from his full-backs. The Spaniard was solid defensively however did not thrive when going forward.

The Reds also have young Jon Flanagan on their books who was highly impressive in Liverpool's almost title-winning effort last term. Kopites are very keen on the academy graduate who has Liverpool running through his veins. Unfortunately for Flanagan, he missed the entire season with a knee injury and has aggravated it once again and will miss the majority of this upcoming campaign.

Most recently, the five-time European Cup winners have been linked to Charlton Athletic youngster Joe Gomez who can play both centre-back and right-back. Nonetheless, it's difficult to see that Gomez would immediately come in and command a place in Rodgers' first-team.

Early Signings

Liverpool have been at work early in the transfer market and looking to beat their rivals to a number of players.

James Milner has already signed on a free transfer after rejecting a new deal at Manchester City, likewise Danny Ings from Burnley and Adam Bogan from Bolton Wanderers.

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