Liverpool have opened talks to sign Kevin Strootman from AS Roma.
That’s according to a report by Premium Sport in which it is claimed that the Dutchman is a surprise January target for the club.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has allowed Brazil international Philippe Coutinho to join Barcelona this week and looks likely to lose German midfielder Emre Can to Juventus at the end of the season.
Roma are said to be open to the idea of letting the Holland international make an exit after trying to move him on last Summer.
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wanted to take his compatriot to Old Trafford back in 2014, but was thwarted in his attempts.
Klopp is much more likely to be successful in a bid to bring the midfielder to the Premier League if he decides to go ahead and launch a bid to sign him.
Strootman, who is now twenty-seven, made the move to the Italian side back in 2013 from PSV Eindhoven after impressing in the Eredivisie.