Liverpool face competition from Juventus for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma.

The 18-year-old, who has emerged through the ranks at St Etienne, seemed to favour a move to the Reds according to his agent.

But reports in France suggest that Juventus are ready to duke it out with the Reds for Zouma, says the Daily Express.

Zouma is currently valued at £10m which shouldn't be prohibitive for either Liverpool or Juve.