Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their interest in Barcelona forward Cristian Tello and Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.
Liverpool, along with Premier League rivals Arsenal, have shown interest in Tello for some time, and the 21-year-old has not been given a shirt number for Barcelona's 2012-13 campaign, with reports in Spain this week suggesting he could be on his way out of Camp Nou on a season-long loan deal.
Sahin, 23, has also been linked with Arsenal for some time, while Manchester United are also believed to have been showing interest.
Madrid have told the Turkey international he can find a new club should he wish to leave the Bernabeu this season, and according to Metro, Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has flown to Spain in a bid to complete deals for both players.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has spent £26million on Fabio Borini and Joe Allen from Roma and Swansea respectively, and has been linked with a number of players in recent weeks.
Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey is on the 39-year-old's radar, as is Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez, whose agent has revealed a move to Tottenham has fallen through (see Related Articles).
It is believed Sahin would prefer to join Arsenal rather than move to Madrid, but Los Blancos coach Jose Mourinho is, according to reports in Spain, trying to convince him to instead move to Merseyside.
"He’s a young boy, he wants to play every match," said Mourinho last week.
"He wants to be happy to play, he wants to play to be happy, and in Real Madrid with Xabi Alonso, with [Sami] Khedira, with Lassana [Diarra], [Esteban] Granero, [Mesut] Ozil, the situation is not easy."
The former Chelsea manager also said the decision of whether Sahin leaves the Spanish capital before the end of the month would be down to the player himself.
"Real Madrid is very difficult. It is not an easy club, because we demand a lot," he added.
"We have great players, and when you don’t start well, it is difficult to do it.
"If he stays, he’s not a problem for me, he’s one more solution. We leave [the situation] in his hands."
Tottenham have also shown interest in Sahin.