Liverpool are considering a shock move to bring Craig Bellamy back to Anfield.
The Manchester City striker is deemed surplus to requirements by Citizens boss Roberto Mancini and has been linked with Sunderland, Stoke, Bolton, Everton and Celtic
But in a surprise development, Reds manager Kenny Dalglish has expressed an interest in the 32-year-old who played for Liverpool in 2006-07.
Bellamy is one of those not allowed to train with the first-team squad and City would like to get his £95,000 weekly wage bill off their books and, if agreement is reached, he would be available on a free transfer.
According to the Guardian, Liverpool are willing to offer the striker a lucrative contract, seeing as they will be signing him for nothing.
Bellamy, a boyhood Liverpool fan, spent one season at Anfield but struggled to make an impact under Rafael Benitez and was sold to West Ham United for £7.5m after 27 appearances and seven goals.
But the Welshman was destined for the Anfield exit from the moment he attacked his then team-mate John Arne Riise with a golf club during a supposed team bonding exercise in Portugal.