Liverpool outcast Luis Alberto will hold talks with Malaga over the possibility of completing a permanent summer transfer.
Sport Witness reports how the 21-year-old striker endured a frustrating debut season in the Premier League, failing to make a significant impact on Merseyside since completing a £6.8 million move from Sevilla last June.
Alberto made just 12 first-team appearances for the Reds in 2013/14 given the fine form of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, and could push for a swift Anfield exit in order to gain much more regular football.
Brendan Rodgers would probably sanction a season-long loan move back to La Liga, but is unlikely to let the Spaniard leave England for anything less than what Liverpool previously paid for his services, which could prove to be a sticking point for Malaga.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the manager-less club are still operating on a significantly reduced financial budget, and would struggle to meet Alberto's valuation to secure his services permanently.
However, he would be guaranteed more action at La Rosaleda Stadium next season, and given that he might be viewed as a long-term investment, the Spanish club might just push the boat out to land his signature.