Liverpool are reportedly considering making a move for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy - who rejected a transfer to Merseyside in 2009.
The 20-year-old instead opted to secure a switch to the DW Stadium from Hamilton Academical, something which even baffled Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.
“I have always been a big admirer of James and I followed his career for a long time. When a youngster gets to play at such a young age it makes you sit up and take notice," said Martinez.
“That meant I was delighted when he made that rather strange decision not to go to a top, top club like Liverpool. I think that decision is being proved right now.”
Now, according to The People, Liverpool are ready to test Wigan's resolve for the highly-rated youngster by tabling a bid of around £7 million.
Despite Wigan occupying the bottom spot in the Barclays Premier League, McCarthy has still managed to catch the eye of a number of clubs - and it has previously been claimed that Chelsea will rival Liverpool for his signature.
However, The People also alleges that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is convinced he can persuade the Republic of Ireland international to choose Anfield over Stamford Bridge.
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