Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips set for loan spell

The 23-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan at Stuttgart, before being recalled by Jurgen Klopp’s Reds and making his debut in the FA Cup win against rivals Everton.

Phillips re-joined the 2.Bundesliga club on loan in January and helped them secure promotion back to the German top flight, where clubs are understood to be keeping tabs on the centre-back.

The PA news agency understands the defender is also attracting widespread interest from teams in the Championship.

Phillips signed a new and improved long-term deal at Anfield last August and was part of the Liverpool squad that last month travelled to Austria for pre-season training.

The 23-year-old appeared off the bench against former club Stuttgart and Red Bull Leipzig during the pre-season camp.

Graeme Potter takes on Leeds over another player

The Seagulls are going head to head with Leeds again, but not about Ben White for a change.

Both clubs are in the running for left-footed striker Nicolás González from Stuttgart.

22-year-old Argentina forward is valued at around £15 million and wants a move away to the premier league.

Last season he bagged 14 goals and seven assists as Stuttgart bounced straight back to the Bundesliga.

Graeme Potter is keen to add more striking options to him, and there is already a connection as Gonzalez played for the same club as Alexis Mac Allister – Argentinos Junior.

But they’ll have to fight off interest from other clubs for the 5ft 11in striker – Milan, Borussia Dortmund, and Internazionale are all interested in his signature.