Liverpool and Leicester monitoring Ahmed Hegazi - sources

Liverpool and Leicester City are considering a move for West Bromwich Albion loanee Ahmed Hegazi, sources have told ESPN FC.

Centre-back Hegazi has been ever-present for West Brom since joining on loan from the Egyptian club Al Ahly in the summer, turning in a number of Man of the Match displays.

Liverpool are planning to bolster their defensive options and sources close to Al Ahly said they have been watching Hegazi and asked about the Egypt international.

Sources said Leicester were also monitoring Hegazi, with head of recruitment Eduardo Macia having worked with him at Fiorentina, where he was technical director.

However, West Brom have an option in Hegazi's loan deal to sign him on a permanent basis for €5 million.