Liverpool are reportedly weighing up an approach to sign Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.
Zakaria has struggled to find the consistency since his return from a knee injury in November, but he remains a valuable player for Gladbach.
According to Bild, the Bundesliga outfit are likely to consider the sale of the Swiss midfielder whose contract expires in 17 months’ time.
They have already made a contract offer to the 24-year-old, but he has snubbed the proposal with the view to pursuing a new challenge.
The Reds are keeping a close eye on the situation, but they are set to face competition from Atletico and Manchester City for his services.
The Dutchman is eager to join Barcelona where he could be reunited with former Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman.
Liverpool are currently fourth on the Premier League table and they appear unlikely to defend their title.
They are already 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand against Southampton.