Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their interest in Swansea midfielder Joe Allen.
Liverpool on Friday completed the signing of striker Fabio Borini from Roma and are believed to be keen on adding two or three more new faces to their squad before the start of the season.
Borini became Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager, and according to Metro, the former Swansea boss is keen on raiding his former club to sign Allen, who the Swans have admitted could be available for the right price.
New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup last week stated the 22-year-old would only be available should the price be right.
And according to Monday's report, Rodgers at the weekend asked the Dane to name his price.
"When people are doing well, and especially when it was Swansea’s first season in the Premier League, it’s normal some of the players were not that well known at the highest level and it’s normal there’s interest," Laudrup had said last week.
"Of course we want to keep our most important players here.
"But it’s also a part of football to accept that sometimes people leave because the offer is too big for the club or for the player.
"Of course it’s not something we’d welcome but you have to deal with it if and when the time arrives. For now it’s only speculation."
Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Igor Denisov and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge are also still believed to be on Rodgers' radar, while newspaper reports on Monday morning suggested the Merseysiders could launch a bid for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott should they raise funds from the sale of record signing Andy Carroll (see Related Articles).