Liverpool are reported to have been offered Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra.
Diarra is thought to be surplus to requirements at El Santiago Bernabeu following the summer arrival of Sami Khedira from Stuttgart.
The 29-year-old has just a year to run on his current contract and Real are willing to offload him now rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.
Liverpool could be in the market for a defensive midfielder should Javier Mascherano leave Anfield for either Barcelona or Inter Milan.
Former Lyon star Diarra admits he would be interested in a move to England as he wants to be playing regular first-team football.
"A chance to play in the Premier League would be excellent for me because I simply desire to play and not be on the sidelines," said Diarra.