The 19-year-old centre-back has sparked interest from the Merseyside rivals after his stunning form in League One last season.

Kop scouts believe he can step up to the Premier League like Joe Gomez did when he moved from The Valley two years ago.

But they are in a tug-of-war with neighbours Everton, who are looking to snap up the best youngsters in the country and have already bought Ademola Lookman from Charlton.

Konsa, who has played for England youth sides, broke into the Charlton first-team last season and was a regular with the Addicks.

He could get loaned back to Charlton for the rest of the season if a deal is struck in January when the transfer window opens.