Liverpool and Chelsea have reportedly identified Chicago Fire starlet Jhon Duran as a potential transfer target for January.
The two Premier League giants, both under American ownership, have endured mixed starts to the current campaign after previously being tipped to challenge Man City for the Premier League title.
That will, theoretically, lead to it being more likely that first-team additions are made over the addition of prospects.
Nevertheless, according to MLS insider Tom Bogert, both team are keeping close tabs on the development of Duran.
Despite still being 18 years of age, the promising forward has already accumulated 73 first-team games for Envigado FC and Chicago Fire.
The Colombia international’s most sustained impact has been at the latter since the start of 2022, Duran playing 26 games in MLS.
In 13 starts and 13 substitute appearances, the promising forward has scored eight goals and provided five assists for one of the lowest-ranked teams in the division.
Having netted five times in four outings during September, Duran has moved ahead of ex-Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri to become the club’s top finisher.
The report claims that offers in the region of $10m (£8.78m) could be received by Chicago Fire during the winter transfer window.
With over two years left on the contract of Duran, Chicago Fire are not necessarily under pressure to cash in on arguably their most prized asset.