Liverpool are considering a January move for Geoffrey Kondogbia. The Frenchman has fallen out of favour under Frank de Boer at Inter Milan and could be made available when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year.
Kondogbia was a big-money signing in the summer of 2015, moving from Monaco for nearly £30 million, and while the midfielder had a decent first season, it has all gone a little pear-shaped this year.
The 23-year-old has been publicly criticised by De Boer this season, after a few mistakes, and has found himself out of the team in the last couple of matches as well.
That has led to suggestions he could be let go by Inter Milan, with Liverpool considering making a January loan move, according to the Daily Star, who quote Web Calcio.
Liverpool are ticking along quite nicely at the moment, with Jurgen Klopp's team sitting fourth in the Premier League standings, two points behind the leaders Manchester City. Klopp will know the need to strengthen, especially if there are injuries, if Liverpool are to make a sustained run for the title, and Kondogbia could end up being a decent signing.
While Klopp might consider strengthening his midfield in January, what has caught and continues to catch the eye this season is the Liverpool attack. Playing without a proper No.9, Klopp's side have prospered going forward, scoring 18 goals, the join-highest with City, in the Premier League so far.
If that continues and Liverpool plug the gaps at the back, they will be there or thereabouts when it comes to the title race come the end of this season.
"We have had a good start to the season, no doubt about it, but it's going to be a long season," Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan told the club's official website.
"To pick out a [finishing] spot or place is hard to say. For us, I hope we take it one game at a time because every game is going to be important if you want to achieve something amazing."