Not Sanchez: Chelsea Boosted In Their Pursuit of Highly-Rated Premier League Star

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand has told his team-mates that he expects to leave the club at the end of the current campaign amid links from his former club Chelsea and Liverpool

After leaving Chelsea 27-year-old defender has transformed into one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for a new left-back, while Bertrand’s former club Chelsea are also rumoured to with a move for his signature.

The Mirror claim Bertrand has already informed his team-mates that he wants to leave the club and the news will come as a huge boost for both Chelsea and Liverpool.

This summer looks set to be no different for Southampton who are losing their key players every year.

The 27-year-old defender is just one Saint eyeing a transfer with his partner in the defence Virgil van Djik also expected to leave.

Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Bertrand’s situation, and the Blues are encouraged by the fact the defender still lives in the London area.

Bertrand came through the Blues academy, and Conte is keen on to strengthen his full-back options this summer.

Merseyside Reds have a long history of signing Southampton players with former Saints stars Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne all starters at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp needs a seasoned left-back to replace James Milner and with the possibility of making a return to the Champions League the depth in the squad.