Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, after an agent at the club admitted the player is unlikely to pen a new deal in Italy.

Last season Ghoulam emerged as one of the most monitored defenders in European football, with a host of elite clubs enquiring about his services.

One such club were Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Ghoulam remained with Napoli as the summer transfer window closed, but has only one year remaining on his current deal.

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