Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, could reportedly be offloaded should the club sign Andre Schurrle this summer.
Chelsea last week failed with a £16million bid for Schurrle, who Bayer Leverkusen insist is not for sale.
But according to the Daily Telegraph, talks between the two clubs are scheduled to take place this week, with the Blues said to be considering an improved offer in the region of £20m.
Chelsea have already signed Eden Hazard and Marko Marin this summer at a cost of £40m, while a £20m+ deal for Internacional forward Oscar is believed to be close.
According to Wednesday's report, the signing of Schurrle could lead to the west London club looking to offload Sturridge.
The 22-year-old was already thought to be considering a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer as he believes he may have to leave the club for the sake of his international career.
The forward has in recent months become increasingly frustrated at Chelsea. After being played in a wide role last season under Andre Villas-Boas, who was sacked as Blues boss at the start of March, he fell completely out of favour in the closing stages of the season under Roberto Di Matteo.
Liverpool have been showing interest in the England international for some time, as have Tottenham. Whether he would be keen on being reunited with AVB - given that he is keen on playing in a central role - remains to be seen.
Di Matteo preferred Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, and Salomon Kalou in the closing stages of last season, and although the latter two have now left the club, the arrival of Hazard and potential arrivals of Oscar and Schurrle have already pushed him down the pecking order ahead of the start of the new campaign.
Sturridge has also been linked with Arsenal, while former club Manchester City are still thought to be keen.