Liverpool will need to pay at least €30 million (£26.7m) if they want to sign young Ajax defender Perr Schuurs, according to reports.

The Reds were first linked with the 20-year-old at the start of November following injuries to several defenders.

Virgil Van Dijk is set to miss the rest of this campaign, while Fabinho is only just back in training.

Schuurs emerged as a target for Reds officials to improve their centre back options for the future.

According to Italian source Sempre Milan (via the Liverpool Echo), Ajax have now told Liverpool their asking price.

Schuurs has already been likened to Juventus wonderkid Matthijs De Ligt due to his playing style and size.

The report states that Liverpool face competition from Italian side AC Milan for the player’s signature.

Schuurs first came to prominence during the 2019/20 campaign, when he played in the Champions League for the Dutch club.

Schuurs was impressive during that match and didn’t seem to be overwhelmed by Liverpool’s front three.

Injuries to Van Dijk, Fabinho and Joe Gomez mean they are currently relying on the inexperienced Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams.

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News – Ajax set asking price for Liverpool defensive target Schuurs