Football Whispers understand Liverpool have spoken to Roma over the availability of their 18-year-old left-back Luca Pellegrini.

Prior to Mohamed Salah’s big-money move to Anfield, James Pallotta, Roma’s chairman, revealed the Reds had made bids on more than one of his players this summer.

“They (Liverpool) continue to make offers for many of our players,” he told Sirius XM Radio. 

We understand Pellegrini was one of the players Pallotta was referring to. But, in spite of their financial difficulties, the Serie A club have no intention of letting their highly rated teenager leave.

Liverpool, however, are still in the market for a left-back and could return for the boyhood Brescia supporter as his contract expires in the summer of 2018.

The fact Pellegrini's favourite team in England is Liverpool, as revealed in a Q and A, can only be a positive for the Reds if Roma are to give Jürgen Klopp’s men permission to negotiate with the player.

There could yet be a few bumps in the road though as super agent Mino Raiola currently represents the player, who has yet to make his senior debut for I Giallorossi.

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Despite their best attempts, Liverpool have missed out on a number of left-backs over the last 12 months.

The club have targeted Ryan Sessegnon, Ben Chillwell, Theo Hernández and a number of other sought after young left-backs over the past year, but have been unable to lure any of the players to Anfield.

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