Liverpool and Man City plotting a summer raid on Premier League rival

Southampton left full-back Ryan Bertrand, is attracting the interest of Liverpool and Manchester City among other top English and European sides.

The former Chelsea player has been one of the most consistent left backs in the Premier League this season, and his performances have kept some top teams circling around St Marys.

Bertrand, 27, has made over 100 appearances for Southampton since he moved permanently from Chelsea in 2015. The Saints would love to keep him, but if a huge bid arrives they would allow the player leave.

Manchester City has problems with their left back position, and are unlikely going to offer a new deal to Gael Clichy whose contract expires this summer. Pep Guardiola prefers to play Aleksandar Kolarov in the centre of his defence, which has left them short of options in that position. The signing of a new left back is imminent and Guardiola believes that Bertrand would be a credible addition.

Liverpool has had to play James Milner in their left full back position this season after Alberto Moreno became prone to too many errors. Jurgen Klopp wants Bertrand to come and make that position his own from next season. © 2017 Frontier Theme