Real Madrid are believed to be willing to sell Arsenal and Liverpool target Asier Illarramendi this summer.
The Spaniard has been a peripheral figure at the Bernabeu since joining from Real Sociedad for £24m in 2013 and has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
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But Madrid are light on central midfield options and new manager Rafael Benitez has been weighing up whether to keep Illarramendi, who made only 10 La Liga starts last term, in his ranks for next season.
Reports in Spanish newspaper Marca now claim that the former Liverpool boss has agreed to allow £15m-rated Illarramendi to leave and that Anfield is the most likely destination.
The Reds are after a replacement for departed skipper Steven Gerrard, who left for Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of last season, but may face competition from Arsenal, according to the Daily Express.
Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic is also on Liverpool’s radar but that deal might be harder to strike.