Report: Liverpool interested in signing Ragnar Sigurdsson ahead of Premier League rivals

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal

Liverpool are reportedly keen on Iceland star Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson reactsIceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson

According to The Guardian, Liverpool have registered an interest in signing Krasnodar defender Ragnar Sigurdsson - but face competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City.

The Reds have already added a defender to their ranks, as Schalke's Joel Matip penned a pre-contract agreement with the club back in February and arrives at Anfield this summer.

However, there are still question marks surrounding Liverpool's defence. Kolo Toure is out of contract in a matter of days and looks set to leave on a free transfer, whilst Mamadou Sakho's situation is complex after a failed drugs test, and Martin Skrtel is heading for the exit.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal

That would leave Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and the out-of-favour Tiago Ilori as Liverpool's senior centre backs, meaning manager Jurgen Klopp could dip into the transfer market for an experienced stopper.

With that in mind, The Guardian report that Liverpool have expressed an interest in Krasnodar centre back Ragnar Sigurdsson, who has been impressing with Iceland at the European Championships this summer.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal

Sigurdsson, 30, has turned out for the likes of Goteborg, Copenhagen and now Krasnodar during his career, and after two-and-a-half years in Russia, he could use his Euro 2016 performances to earn a move elsewhere.

It's claimed that Liverpool, as well as Premier League rivals Leicester and Tottenham, are keen on Sigurdsson, who has shot to stardom in France this summer.

Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson in action with England's Jamie Vardy

The centre back has been a leader for Iceland, guiding them to a quarter-final place after Monday's stunning 2-1 win over England - a game which Sigurdsson scored in.

Now allegedly available for just £4.1m, Premier League clubs are keen to add Sigurdsson as defensive cover - and Liverpool appear to be one club keen to lure him to the Premier League this summer.

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