Liverpool are prepared to play a waiting game in their efforts to sign Jose Enrique, according to reports.
The Anfield outfit have been heavily linked with a move for the Spanish defender, who last week admitted he was keen to make a move away from St James' Park.
With only a year left on his contract with Newcastle United an agreement far from being reached, a Magpies exit appears the most likely option for the former Villarreal left back.
Kenny Dalglish continues to scour the market for a potential Paul Konchesky replacement at Liverpool, with Enrique long-regarded as the number one choice at Merseyside.
The Toon are eager to secure a player in the position before allowing the 25-year-old to leave the club, and the Daily Mirror reports that the Reds will wait until the end of the transfer window before securing the player's services if necessary.
Dalglish has already spent big at Liverpool this summer, with Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and Alexander Doni moving to Merseyside during the transfer window.
However, a left back has always been high on the club's agenda, with a potential £5 million offer set to be placed on the table by Liverpool, according to the British national paper.
With Enrique eager to secure a move away from Tyneside, it appears only a matter of time before Liverpool land the player should they wish to continue their pursuit.