Barcelona is hunting down Daniel Agger by putting him on top of their summer shopping list as they look to reshape their defence.
The Spanish giants did their homework about Liverpool’s Danish defender last transfer window, but didn’t follow up as he signed a new four-year contract at the Kop.
With old war horse Carlos Puyol now 34 years old and coming to the end of a glorious career, Barca want to reduce their average age and are ready to return with a substantial and tempting bid at the end of the season.
The Anfield club though seems determine to stand firm to the Barca storm, with gaffer Brendan Rodgers already facing up to the prospect of signing as many as three central defenders in the summer.
Jamie Carragher bids farewell at the end of the season, Martin Skrtel is under pressure and could be sold back to Zenit St Petersburg, and Sebastian Coates has been linked with a return to South American football.
Liverpool it seems are in for a very busy summer Rodgers believes that it will help transform the club.
West Ham is refraining from taking up their option on Andy Carroll, but the Rodgers is still keen on selling the English striker after a nightmare season last year.
He will use those funds as a cover to buy two centre-backs, a left-back, a creative midfielder and possibly another forward.
As reported earlier, he has already identified Swansea captain and defender Ashley Williams and centre-back Stefan de Vrij of Feyenoord as primary targets, along with Valencia left-back Aly Cissoko.