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Liverpool increasingly confident of landing Ryan Sessegnon in the summer

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Montrelle Montesinos | 20 May, 2017, 12:53

Reports claim Liverpool fear Tottenham and Chelsea will hijack their summer moves for two key defensive reinforcements in Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Sessegnon.

According to the Express, Liverpool are fearful that Tottenham will win the race and land the coveted 17-year-old, keeping him in London as they prepare to go on the road for a year before moving into a new and expanded White Hart Lane. The player is being tailed by nearly every top Premier League club, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all linked with the prodigious left-back.

Another name heavily linked with Jurgen Klopp's men is Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson but the Liverpool Echo understands that any move is "unlikely". The promise of Premier League football over another season in the Championship could prove persuasive when Liverpool comes calling.

Of other clubs that are majorly interested in the player, Manchester United were reported to have joined the Reds recently in pursuit of the Englishman, with Luke Shaw failing to gain Jose Mourinho's trust.

Also, with Liverpool set to take part in Europe at least, if not Champions League, Ryan Sessegnon will have several chances to provide stiff competition in the battle to be the first-choice at Anfield.

Liverpool need to add serious depth to the squad if they are to compete on all fronts next campaign - depth being one of the reasons their title challenge faltered midway through the current season.

Moreno is likely to leave this summer after a season spent on the bench, with few opportunities to make an impact given the reliability of James Milner as a makeshift fullback.

They know the lure of Premier League football is hard for any player to turn down, but the London side remain confident they can persuade Sessegnon to put pen to paper.