Barcelona will tell Liverpool transfer target Dani Alves that he can leave the Nou Camp today, according to The Daily Star.
The report has suggested that the Catalan giants will let the Brazilian full-back know that the club are ready to cash in on him, with it being suggested that he's valued at around £5 million.
This news, then, will come as a major boost to Brendan Rodgers, as the same report has suggested that the Reds boss is considering making a bid for the 31-year-old in this transfer window.
It appears that Alves would rather stay at the Spanish giants for the 2014/15 campaign, but is willing to move on as his contract won't be extended by the club. His current deal with the La Liga giants runs out at the end of next season, but he could now be heading to the Premier League.
His wages, however, could prove a stumbling block for Liverpool, with the report indicating that he earns as much as £165,000-a-week at the Spanish outfit. This, then, along with a £5m fee would make signing the Brazilian ace a costly one for the Merseyside outfit.
And, if Liverpool are going to win the race to sign the full-back, then they may have to battle with a number of other clubs. The same report from The Star has suggested that French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain and Italian outfit Inter Milan are ready to land him in this window.
However, with Liverpool having already spent around £90 million this summer, they certainly won't be afraid by the competition for the player's signature, and may well make their move in the near future.
Liverpool fans will certainly be excited ahead of the new season, with the club set to embark upon a Champions League challenge last term. Despite losing to Manchester United last night, Rodgers' side have enjoyed a fine pre-season, and will be ready to take on Southampton at Anfield on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign.
The Reds will be hoping to go one better in England's elite division this term after securing a runners-up spot last time out.
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