Liverpool are now favourites to sign Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair.
Bookmakers have slashed their odds on the former Swansea star moving to Anfield this summer, with the Reds moving ahead of West Brom in the betting market.
The Baggies were ahead of the pack in the race to sign the player, according to The Daily Express, with Steve Clarke ready to hold face-to-face talks with the 24-year-old.
However, a season-long loan move to the Hawthorns now looks in doubt, and the Reds are ‘fancied’ to bring the player to Merseyside, according to the paper.
Brendan Rodgers has worked with Sinclair in the past of course, with the pair instrumental in the Swans’ promotion to the top flight.
Now, the duo could be reunited at Liverpool, with BetVictor slashing their odds from 66/1 to 6/4 over a move to Anfield before the end of the transfer window.
His arrival would also come following Stewart Downing’s move away from the Reds, after the former £20million-man left for West Ham.
Sinclair has been surplus to requirements at Manchester City since moving to the Etihad Stadium last summer.
Former manager Roberto Mancini used the player sparingly at best, and Manuel Pellegrini has also utilised the speedster on few occasions during pre-season.
Were the former England U21 international to remain at Manchester City, then another season on the bench could be expected.
At Liverpool, the probability of featuring is now much greater.