Liverpool v Juventus transfer battle: Jurgen Klopp in hunt for £21m-rated star

LIVERPOOL and Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Leandro Paredes.

The Argentinian has been a regular contributor for Roma, making 40 appearances for the Italian giants this season, although he hasn’t been an automatic starter. The Giallorossi have incredible depth in midfield, and the likes of Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman and Daniele De Rossi expect to start the majority of matches.

The 22-yea-old has done enough to earn his share of minutes, however, continuing his development in the Italian capital. He previously broke out during a loan spell with Empoli, where he played so well it triggered the attention of a wave of top clubs.

Here is a look at what Paredes would potentially bring to the Premier League if a deal were to be done further down the line:

And it appears his performances under Luciano Spalletti have caught the eye.

Transfer Market Web claim Liverpool and Juventus are pursuing Paredes.

But they indicate the Reds are trailing their rivals in the race to nab him.

Roma apparently rate Paredes at £21m – a fee not out of reach for either side.

And Jurgen Klopp may now swoop to beat Max Allegri to a deal for the Argentinian.

Paredes is under contract until 2019 though, so Roma are under no pressure to sell.