SAINTS have reignited their interest in Liverpool wing-back Neco Williams, with Sky Sports reporting that the south coast club have approached the Champions League finalists in regards to a permanent deal.

Williams, who finished last campaign on loan with Fulham, was the subject of a loan-bid from Saints in the closing stages of the January transfer window in 2021.

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According to reports, Liverpool would be looking for a package worth around £20 million, although details in regards to the percentage of upfront fees and potential bonuses remain scarce.

Fulham are understood to remain in pole position due to the existing relationship formed as Williams became a key-part of the Cottagers side that won the Championship last term.

It has been a successful few months for the Welsh international, after the right-back was a stand-out performer in Wales’ World Cup play-off win against Ukraine.

The 21-year-old made some vital interventions down the right-flank to send Wales to their first World Cup since 1958. Since his debut in 2020, Williams has made 21 appearances for the Red Dragons, scoring twice.

Another recently promoted side, Nottingham Forest, have also been linked, thanks to the fact that Williams worked with Forest boss Steve Cooper when the latter was manager of Liverpool’s academy.

Back in January, Williams was also linked with the remaining newcomers to the Premier League, AFC Bournemouth, but the Cherries have not been re-linked with the defender since.

There is also reportedly interest from the continent, with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven tracking the Wrexham-born man.

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