Swiss international midfielder Valentin Stocker is in the sights of Liverpool.

The 21-year-old Basel midfielder, who can also play on the left wing, has caught the eye of watching scouts with his technical ability an eye-for-goal.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be one of the interested parties.

Werder Bremen, Schalke and Hamburg are also thought to be interested in the player, with the Bundesliga clubs thought to be ready to challenge Liverpool for the £5 million rated player.

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