Liverpool have been linked with a swoop for Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo.
The Italy international is in demand as the January transfer window approaches, with just six months remaining on his contract compelling La Viola to accept a knockdown fee for his services.
A move within Serie A appears Montolivo’s most likely course of action, with both AC Milan and Juventus keen on the 26-year-old.
However, there is significant interest outside Italy.
From Germany, giants Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on the playmaker’s situation, while Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain has also been mooted as a potential destination.
In England, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a long-time fan of Montolivo, though Liverpool’s interest is more recent.
Reds boss Kenny Dalglish appears overstocked with midfield talent, but nevertheless, Liverpool are thought to be monitoring the Italian’s transfer status.
For Fiorentina, an auction for the Azzurri star would be a favourable outcome, likely as it is to push up the eventual sale price.