Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing Arsenal forward Theo Walcott to Anfield this summer, according to the Mirror.
The report has claimed that the Reds chief is monitoring Walcott's situation closely, with the player set to run out of his current £100,000-a-week contract at the north London outfit in 15-months time.
Since returning from injury earlier this year, the England international, who made his way into Roy Hodgson's national squad yesterday, has endured a tricky time under the guidance of Arsene Wenger of late, failing to hold down a place in the club's starting XI.
Article continues below
And it appears that he could now move to Merseyside, despite the same report claiming that Arsenal are looking to extend his current deal with the club.
At 26, the versatile forward has more than enough about him to prove his credentials at the highest level for a number of years yet, but it remains to be seen as to whether the Liverpool hierarchy step up their interest in him anytime soon.
Article continues below
A lot could depend on the future of Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, however, with the youngster the subject of interest from European giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Sterling is recognised as one of the leading young players in world football, but Rodgers and Co. will no doubt be hoping to keep him at the club for the long term as they go in search of success. Perhaps, then, Rodgers will look to keep Sterling at the club, and even add Walcott to his ranks in the near future.
Would suit Liverpool
There certainly looks a long way to go in this possible saga, but Walcott would make an exceptional signing for Liverpool. With bags of pace, he's prove quite the asset alongside the likes of Sterling, Adam Lallana and Co., so perhaps a move to Merseyside would actually benefit him.
If he fails to break into the Gunners' starting XI on a regular basis between now and the end of the season, then perhaps he should consider a surprise move to Anfield.
Working with Rodgers may well help him find his best form and the report from the Mirror has revealed that the Gunners ace was a boyhood Liverpool fan, but a deal is surely a long way off at this moment. Arsenal certainly shouldn't lose him without a fight as he has a great deal to offer one of England's elite clubs.
Liverpool fans: Do you want Walcott at your club? Arsenal fans: Do you think Walcott will stay in north London? Have your say in the comments section below!