Liverpool have been linked with French keeper Hugo Lloris after rumours that AC Milan are plotting a swoop for Pepe Reina.
Milan were last week linked with the Spanish keeper, who arrived at Anfield in 2005 from Villarreal, as they look to sign a top keeper to replace the aging Christian Abbiati.
Reina, 29, is settled on Merseyside but did say in a recent interview that Liverpool were, under the previous Tom Hicks and George Gillett ownership, not the club that he and Fernando Torres had joined.
That interview may have alerted Milan to the possibility of getting Reina and hastened contingency plans from within the club to sound out other international-class keepers.
Reina is currently away at Euro 2012 with Spain and has not yet met new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
The link to Lloris has come from French source 10 Sport, who claim he is Liverpool's top choice should Reina quit Anfield.
The 25-year-old France international is also thought to be settled at Olympique Lyon, although his chairman Jean-Michel Aaulas said before Euro 2012 that the keeper had told him he could be tempted by an offer from a "great European club".http://www.clubcall.com/liverpool/reds-to-go-french-if-reina-moves-1441491.html?
I always thought he would end up at Arsenal.