Liverpool have been linked with AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini as the search for Javier Mascherano’s replacement goes on.
The Frenchman, who used to ply his trade in the Premier League for Arsenal, is the latest of a plethora of central midfielders linked with a move to Anfield.
The takeover speculation surrounding the Reds will, more than likely, see many more players linked to the club as Roy Hodgson could be handed an open cheque-book.
However, he is likely to want to look at players who will not cost a bomb and Flamini could be that man.
And Flamini has refused to rule out a future return to England as his first team opportunities have been restricted at the San Siro.
He told Sky Sports: “I'm happy to be in Italy, it's a great championship and I'm having a lot of fun. But in football, you never know.”
Mascherano looks certain to join former boss Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan and Christian Poulsen as another player to have been linked with a move to the Merseyside club.