Southampton have made an enquiry about Liverpool defender Jose Enrique, which could signify a summer exit for the highly-rated Luke Shaw, [football] direct news understands.
The Saints are interested in signing the former Newcastle left-back who has not featured in the Liverpool team since the second week of November due to a knee injury.
Enrique started the season as the first-choice left-back for Brendan Rodgers’ side but has been forced to watch from the sidelines due to his knee problems.
The Spaniard still has two years left on his current deal but Liverpool were hotly pursuing a left-back last summer with Granada’s Guilherme Siqueira one of the main targets.
Southampton’s pursuit of a renowned left-back signifies that they may be resigned to lose Luke Shaw who has been frequently linked with a move to Manchester United.
The England international has been the subject of much speculation over a move to Old Trafford and is seen as a key component of United’s attempts to rebuild a title-contending team for next campaign.