Liverpool are aiming to press ahead and seal their first summer deal early by agreeing a permanent switch for Ozan Kabak from Schalke.
The defender was a late arrival in the January window as the Reds suddenly scrambled around for new centre-half signings right in the final days of the market.
Indeed, it was Kabak and Ben Davies that arrived at the club before the deadline but only the former has really had a chance to show what he can do, partnering Nat Phillips at the back of late.
And, with that in mind, 90min reports that the Reds are now ready to press ahead and get a permanent deal done with them impressed with his progression in recent months.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Kabak joined on loan with an option to buy after the Reds had been tracking him for some time and it looks as though they are now willing to keep him around for longer than until just the end of this season.
He is a player that has shown ability during his time at the club so far and though he has had a few dips it is easy to forget just how young he is and the situation he has had to adapt to alongside another untested player in Nat Phillips.
Both have done well, and it makes sense to see Kabak potentially stay on Merseyside.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.