Liverpool are reportedly looking to make a summer move for Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore at a cut-price deal as he has only a year remaining in his current deal at the Parc des Princes.
With the Reds captain Steven Gerrard – who made his final appearance at Anfield against Crystal Palace on Sunday – set to leave Liverpool this summer, manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly started at looking possible candidates to replace the 34-year-old midfielder.
A lot of players, including Inter Milan's Mateo Kovacic and Manchester City's James Milner, are being linked to Liverpool, but the Metro claims that the Reds have made PSG's Pastore as their priority signing this season.
The 25-year-old, who moved to PSG from Serie A side Palermo for a reported €39.8 million in the summer of 2011, has been a relatively consistent performer for the Ligue 1 side this season.
But PSG are reportedly reluctant to extend Pastore's current contract, which expires in 2016, as he is deemed as surplus for the Parc des Princes.
However, Rodgers reportedly feels Javier Pastore could turn out to be an important player for Liverpool, and for this reason, Rodgers is believed to be interested in securing his signature this summer.
As he has only a year remaining in his current PSG contract, Liverpool are reportedly confident that they will be able to land him for a transfer fee in the region of £14.5 million.
Meanwhile, Championship winners Bournemouth are reportedly eying a move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert as they look forward to life in the Premier League next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 33-year-old striker, who was a hero at Southampton, quit the Saints to join his boyhood club Liverpool for a transfer fee of £4 million last summer.
However, Lambert's homecoming has not been a very pleasant one as he has been given limited first team football this season, playing in only seven Premier League fixtures this season.
His lack of first team action seems to have also affected his form, as the England striker has only managed to score three goals from 35 appearances in all competitions this season.
As a result Lambert is expected to leave Anfield this season and the Cherries are reportedly keen to secure his signature.