Both London clubs were linked – by the Daily Mirror - with a £10 million move for the highly rated striker Moussa Konate, last month, with the Senegal international continuing to impress in Switzerland.
Part of the squad sent to the 2012 Olympic Games, the 22-year-old first caught the eye in London during the tournament traditionally used to blood-in young players aged 23 and under.
Konate scored five goals for Senegal at the London Games to earn a big move to Russia with FC Krasnodar in the process.
A loan spell with Serie A club Genoa soon followed but it was only after sealing a permanent switch to FC Sion in Switzerland back in the summer of 2014 that Konate rediscovered the form that made him one to watch at the Olympics.
Pacy and skilful on the ball, the Senegalese youngster can operate centrally or out wide, where he likes to cut inside and shoot.
A consummate finisher with quick feet, the 22-year-old also boasts a fine passing range and eye for the perfectly weighted through-ball.
Having scored 16 goals in 27 league appearances for Sion last term, Konate has made an electric start to the current campaign, averaging a goal every other game in the Swiss Super League.
He’s also come alive in Europe, scoring two decisive goals for Sion in their impressive 2-1 victory over Rubin Kazan.
A match against Liverpool may offer a markedly difference challenge but, if the Reds do look decidedly dodgy at the back; Konate could be the main beneficiary.
With Chelsea and Arsenal possibly watching on too, it could prove a memorable night all round.