Atletico Madrid have agreed to sell Saul Niguez to Liverpool this summer, according to a report from La Razon.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his central midfield ranks at Anfield, having lost Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
Liverpool need to splash the cash this summer to reassert themselves in the Premier League.
Last season may have been a blip caused by a freakish run of serious injuries to key players.
Manchester City laid down the gauntlet, and the Reds now have to respond.
Saul Niguez to Liverpool?
La Razon reckon that could become a reality with Atletico now prepared to sell the 26-year-old Spain international to the Merseyside outfit.
The Times recently claimed that Saul is valued at around €70 million (£60m). That is a serious amount of money – but the Spaniard would be totally worth it.
The Atletico ace is incredibly energetic, dynamic and has athleticism in abundance – three key attributes for any player who plays under Jurgen Klopp.
He is a very hard worker – something that is a prerequisite for anyone who plays for Diego Simeone’s team.
The Spain international has tremendous quality, and if Liverpool make a concrete move they will almost certainly not regret it despite his huge price tag.
The Reds need to go big this summer, and signing the Atletico star would certainly be a big statement.