Reported Liverpool transfer target Fabian Ruiz is apparently stalling over penning a new deal at Napoli.

Cadena Ser report that the versatile Spanish player is considering his options at the moment, with Real Madrid stepping up their attempts to land him.

Cadena claim Los Blancos are in ‘constant contact’ with the player, who cost Napoli £25.5m to bring in from Real Betis in the summer of 2018.

The Spanish heavyweights’ intensifying interest may well spark Jurgen Klopp’s side into action, with the Reds linked with a move for the attacking midfielder in September (Calciomercato).

Liverpool came face-to-face with their target in Champions League as Napoli came to town for the clubs’ reverse fixture in the competition.

The Reds should maybe think about getting to work over Fabian if he is indeed stalling over a fresh deal.

The lure will likely be massive from Real for the Spanish player, but Klopp’s side are in the best shape they have been in for many years right now.

The European champions have an incredible manager and team, and are perhaps due to a blockbuster signing after not spending in the summer.

Fabian would be a fine addition for the Reds as currently, they’re slightly lacking a source of goal productivity in midfield.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have reportedly become frontrunners to secure a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in the winter transfer window.

Sancho, who has 17 goals and 20 assists in the German top-flight since the start of last season, has emerged on the transfer radar of several big clubs.