Liverpool are interested in signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.
That’s according to a report by Spanish newspaper Don Balon, in which they claim that the club have expressed an interest in beating Bayern Munich to his signature.
The Colombia international is partway through a two year loan spell with the Bundesliga giants and they are reported to have a fee agreed with Real Madrid for a permanent deal.
But it is claimed that the La Liga champions are not keen to see their German counterparts trigger the clause in the loan deal that would allow them to sign Rodriguez for what is seen as a low price in the transfer market.
The article goes on to claim that Liverpool are prepared to pay significantly more than Bayern to get Rodriguez to Anfield rather than see him remain at the Allianz Arena on a long-term basis.
Rodriguez made a slow start to life with the Bavarian club, but he has improved his form over the past couple of months and they are warming to the idea of making his move permanent.
Interest from Liverpool, while exciting to many supporters, seems unlikely given the sort of money set to be involved in any transfer deal.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is set to have plenty of funds to play with this Summer following the announcement of a healthy profit made by the club and the £145m sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.
It remains to be seen whether Rodriguez is actually a target, however.