Liverpool are hoping a bid £8.5million will be enough to seal the transfer of Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Daily Mirror website.
The Spaniard was very highly-rated in the game before he moved to Madrid and had a number of top clubs chasing him.
However, he has failed to make an impact at the Bernabeu and interest in his services has dwindled.
However, Tom Hopkinson of the Sunday people believes Brendan Rodgers has been tracking the 25-year-old Spanish midfielder for a number of months and is ready to make a move.
‘Real are looking for closer to £10m plus add-ons, and have been contacted by other interested clubs,’ Hopkinson writes.
‘But it is Liverpool who are in the driving seat and they are keen to get the deal over the line in the coming weeks.’