Everton are the latest club to be linked with a move for Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.
The England international has been on the radar of a handful of clubs this summer as speculation mounts that he could leave Eastlands.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was reportedly considering a move less than a fortnight ago, with the Daily Star Sunday claiming the Scot has taken a keen interest in the former Middlesbrough man.
Anfield interest first swelled back in March, with claims in The Sun that Johnson would be willing to consider a move to Liverpool.
Despite securing the services of Stewart Downing on Merseyside for £20 million, Liverpool continue to be linked with wingers, with Juan Mata another players speculatively placed on the radar.
As with the Spaniard, Liverpool would face stiff competition to secure another signing this summer, and competition for Johnson comes in the shape of Everton.
The Daily Mail claims the Toffees are preparing 'an ambitious loan move' to bring the 24-year-old to Goodison Park, offering regular first team football under David Moyes.
Reports in the national paper goes on to claim the Citizens are already preparing a replacement move, with Alessio Cerci linked with a £6 million move.
With limited funds available to the Everton boss, a loan move could be the most likely option for the Toffees as Moyes looks to strengthen his squad for the new season.