Liverpool identify second left-back transfer target amid Jamal Lewis interest
Liverpool have reportedly enquired about Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas amid their continued pursuit of Norwich defender Jamal Lewis.
The Reds had a £10million bid for Lewis rejected by Norwich on Thursday as Jurgen Klopp seeks left-back cover for Andy Robertson.
The Canaries are believed to want twice that figure for the pacy 22-year-old, who as a teenager was a promising athlete as well as a budding footballer.
And Liverpool are weighing up Tsimikas as an alternative target, according to Mail Online.
The publication reports the Reds have made an enquiry about the 24-year-old Greek international, who impressed in his side’s Europa League defeat to Wolves this week.
But Liverpool are likely to face competition if they do decide to swoop for Tsimikas.
Tsimikas, who would be expected to cost around £8m, can also play on the left of midfield, and chipped in with seven assists in all competitions for Olympiakos this season.
Meanwhile, talks are expected to continue over Lewis as Liverpool attempt to thrash out a deal with relegated Norwich.
While the two sides are currently far apart in their respective valuations of the Northern Ireland international, Mirror Sport understands Norwich are looking at replacements for after he rejected an improved offer to stay at the club.
Young Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci could be used as a bargaining chip in any deal.
The Frenchman has turned down a new Anfield deal, and will leave this summer, with the Canaries having identified him on their list of potential replacements for Lewis.
Liverpool are not expected to spend heavily in the transfer market this summer, with Klopp reportedly having been told he must raise the funds for £27m midfielder Thiago Alcantara if he wants to sign him from Bayern Munich.
However, the Premier League champions are looking at strengthening their defence. Klopp needs more specialist cover for Robertson at left-back, having previously relied on the versatile James Milner to step in.
The Reds are also believed to be looking at centre-back options after Dejan Lovren left to join Zenit St Petersburg.
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