Liverpool are one of six sides keen on landing Matthijs de Ligt from the Dutch side Ajax this summer, according to the latest reports in the British media.

A British daily tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror is claiming that the Reds are interested in a deal to bring the Dutch centre-back to Anfield as they look to strengthen their options at the back during the summer.

However, it is claimed that the Reds board would have to change their wage structure if they are to sign De Ligt this summer from de Joden.

It is reported in the same story that the 19-year-old star’s controversial agent Mino Raiola is at the centre of a bidding war between Liverpool, Manchester City and four other sides this summer.

The same story adds that Liverpool would have to make Matthijs the highest paid player in the club’s history to land the Dutchman this summer – even ahead of the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.

Manchester United are ready to offer the defender £236,000 per week and Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain are willing to go even higher and offer £256,000-a-week.

Mohamed currently earns around £200,000 per week and Van Dijk around £150,000 at Anfield – and it is suggested that landing De Ligt and placing the star on huge wages would be “inviting” dressing-room trouble at Liverpool.

The Reds won their first major title under Jurgen Klopp the previous weekend when they claimed a 2-0 victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League final.