According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace have made contact with Schalke 04 over a deal for Ozan Kabak, who is highly thought of at Liverpool.
What’s the story?
Well, the Daily Mail believe Patrick Vieira is an admirer of the 21-year-old, who has amassed plenty of experience despite his age.
The centre-back also has 55 Bundesliga outings under his belt, and is a Turkish champion too from his time with Galatasaray.
Liverpool rejected the chance to sign Kabak for £18m earlier this year.
Now, with Schalke 04 desperate for cash, the German outfit could drop their asking price as low as £8.5m, with add-ons.
The Daily Mail believe Crystal Palace have been monitoring Kabak’s situation for months.
He’s highly rated at Liverpool
You may recognise Kabak from his loan spell at Liverpool.
In the second half of last season, the Turk made nine Premier League appearances as he helped Liverpool finish third.
The Daily Mail believe Kabak is well thought of by those still at Anfield.
However, after Jürgen Klopp decided to sanction a £36m deal for Ibrahima Konate, there was no room for Kabak.
The Reds now have Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams, as well as Konate.
However, it is telling that, in the midst of an injury crisis, the Premier League champions called upon a 21-year-old in Kabak to help them out.
If anything, that should tell you Vieira has his eyes on a real prodigy.