The agent of Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has claimed his client is attracting interest from Liverpool, reports Sky Sports.
According to Miroslav Bicanic, the Croatian U21 international is being monitored by a host of clubs in Italy, but it's the Premier League giants who have officially made contact with his club.
The 20-year-old only moved to Dinamo in August, and penned a long-term contract upon his arrival at Stadion Maksimir. However, he has already been linked with an imminent exit, when the transfer window reopens in January.
"Many Italian clubs are looking at him - like Bologna, Parma and Genoa," Bicanic, told tuttomercatoweb.com. "[But] they are not the only ones.
"Liverpool scouts have also been following him for a long time now and I know they have spoken with the Croatian club."
The Northern Irishman has already made clear his intentions to strengthen in the New Year, and with the recent injury to Reds forward Fabio Borini - who broke his foot while away with the Italy U21s - wants to add to his attacking compliment on Merseyside.
"It's too early to talk about prices, but I have heard he could be worth €3.5million (£2.8m)," added Bicanic.
"He is a player with a great engine, but also two good feet. He plays a bit like (Andrea) Pirlo."