Reported Liverpool and Everton target Presnel Kimpembe speaks on future

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The 20-year-old centre-back has been linked with both Everton and Liverpool by the French media.

Reported Liverpool and Everton target Presnel Kimpembe has admitted to Le Parisien that he could leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Speculation is rife that the Merseyside rivals are tracking the 20-year-old defender (L'Equipe) who has managed just four Ligue 1 appearances for the French giants this season.

As a result of his lack of game time, Kimpembe, a France Under-21 international, admits that he is at an age where he cannot sit on the bench any longer, insisting that he is good enough for first-team chances somewhere.

"At my age, you have to play," Kimpembe said to Le Parisien. "We’ll see this summer which will be offered to me. I know what I’m capable of. I’ve experienced the level in Ligue 1 and I know I can play."

 

Kimpembe, whose contract expires in 2018, might interest the Toffees given the lack of certainty surrounding John Stones's future at Goodison Park.

 

Stones is a similar type of centre-back, comfortable with the ball and a towering presence in defence, but Kimpembe is a year younger and signing him to be a ready-made replacement would be risky by Roberto Martinez.

 

On the red half of the city, it remains to be seen how many of Liverpool's centre-halves figure in Jurgen Klopp's long-term vision for Liverpool.

 

Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren have impressed since Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers, though there may be question marks over Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel.

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