Liverpool are interested in acquiring the services of French midfielder Yann M'Vila, who currently plays for Russian club Rubin Kazan, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in loaning the loaning the 23-year-old before deciding on whether to lodge a permanent bid in the summer.
However Kazan, who sit 11th in the Russian League, would prefer a permanent deal worth around £10 million this winter from the Anfield outfit and could reject any loan bid for the France international.
This is not the first time that Premier League clubs have targeted M'Vila. Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers were close to signing him from Rennes this time last year before he opted for a move to Russia.
The tall midfielder has featured 22 times for his country, scoring once, after making his debut in 2010, however he is currently serving a two-year ban from international duty after an unauthorized night out whilst on under-21 duty.
The French star moved to Rubin Kazan last year and has made 22 appearances without a goal in the Russian league after earning plaudits as a youngster in the French League.
For Rennes, the midfielder's work ethic on the pitch as defensive player got him a call-up to international duty. He featured 126 times for the club in league action over four years.