Nicolo Barella is being targeted for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, according to a report.
The Cagliari central midfielder has in the past been linked with a move to Inter Milan following some remarkable displays in Serie A this term.
The Italy Under-21s international, who has 5 goals and one assist from his 26 top-flight outings, is said to have been targeted as a replacement for Emre Can.
La Nuova Sardegna reports that Inter remain the frontrunners to sign Nicolo Barella, but the Reds still intend to make a bid once the transfer window opens.
Liverpool have already struck a deal to bring Naby Keita to Anfield from RB Leipzig in June, though Klopp is apparently eager to further reinforce the central midfield area.