Chelsea and Liverpool are watching soon to be out of contract Fenerbahce defender Caner Erkin, according to the player’s representative.

The Turkish star is due to be a free agent in a few months’ time, with his deal at the Istanbul club set to expire.

As one of his nation’s top full-backs, interest in Erkin is high and his agent, Batur Altiparmak, says that Liverpool and Chelsea are among the names chasing his client:

“I don’t usually like giving names but it is great for the players confidence that clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea are showing an interest,” he Is quoted by The Metro.

“However, a few clubs have made offers for Caner, two clubs from England have made a bid and he has also received offers from Spain and Italy.”

The 25-year-old 26-time Turkey international has made 100 outings for Fener, and is one of a small group of players to have also played for bitter rivals Galatasaray.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea are known to be looking for left-backs going into the summer, with the Reds having been playing rookie Jon Flanagan in the role and Jose Mourinho having relied on right-sided defender Cesar Azpilicueta after losing faith with Ashley Cole.

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