Report: Liverpool want Havard Nordtveit on free transfer amid Everton speculation

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Liverpool have reportedly joined Everton in the race to sign midfielder Havard Nordtveit.

According to The Mirror, Liverpool are pursuing a free transfer move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit.

The Reds chose to be quiet in the January transfer window, only snapping up QPR defender Steven Caulker on loan until the end of the season, and Red Star Belgrade's wonderkid midfielder Marko Grujic.

However, it's clear from Liverpool's recent performances that they need to make a host of new signings in the summer, and it's suggested that manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to look to his native Germany for new signings.

The Mirror report that Liverpool are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

The Norwegian international, 25, is a former Arsenal prospect, but left the Emirates Stadium for first-team football with Gladbach in December 2010, where he has been impressing on a regular basis.

Also capable of playing at centre back and right back, Nordtveit has racked up well over 200 appearances for Gladbach, and given that he is available for free in the summer, it's no surprise that he's attracting plenty of interest.

The Daily Mail reported back in December that Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton are also hoping to land Nordtveit at the end of his contract, with his versatility seen as a major reason for the interest in his signature.

The two rivals could now battle for Nordtveit, and given Klopp's standing in German football, he may well be able to tempt Nordtveit into signing for Liverpool over their city rivals.

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