According to SDNA, Napoli are pushing ahead to sign reported Liverpool and Leicester City target Kostas Tsimikas having previously had a bid rejected.

The speedy left-back has been heavily linked with a move away from Olympiacos.

A report in April by FOSOnline claimed both Liverpool and Leicester want Tsimikas, with the Greek champions seeking a £23 million fee for their prized asset.

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But the latest reports from Greece claim the Premier League duo face stern competition.

Napoli reportedly had a bid rejected for Tsimikas in January. However, that hasn’t warned them off, as the Serie A club now return for the fullback this summer.

Tsimikas was a huge hit during a loan spell in the Eredivisie with Willem II. Now, the Greece international has returned to his homeland and improved further.

The 24-year-old has posted seven assists this season, and he helped the Greek club knock out Premier League side Arsenal in the Europa League.

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Liverpool may see him as an ideal back-up for Scotland international Andrew Robertson.

The Reds have Joe Gomez who can be pushed out to the left. However, the former Charlton Athletic youngster is far more defensive-minded.

Leicester, on the other hand, could be looking at a possible Ben Chilwell replacement.

England international Chilwell has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea (The Times). His absence would leave the Foxes with a big void to fill.

But if the Premier League duo are serious in their interest for Tsimikas, they may have to move quickly as SDNA add it’s only a matter of time before Napoli submit a new offer.

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