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Liverpool to rival Chelsea for German centre-back

Liverpool to rival Chelsea for German centre-back

Chelsea, Liverpool to fight it out for Sule

Liverpool are set to go head-to-head with Chelsea for the services of Hoffenheim star Niklas Sule this winter. The 21-year-old impressed for Germany at the Olympics games in Brazil.

The centre-back has amassed over 100 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit since making his debut in 2013.

According to The Liverpool Echo, the Reds will revive their interest in Sule in the New Year having missed out on his signature during the summer transfer window.

However, the player will not come on the cheap with league rivals Chelsea set to place an offer of their own for the defender in January.

Blues boss Antonio Conte has already stated his ambition to strengthen his backline in 2017 following the club's average start to the new season.

Sule is a full international with Germany having made his debut in Bastian Schweinsteiger's farewell match against Finland on August 31.