A transfer scramble for Parma's Daniele Bonera is anticipated this summer, and Liverpool reportedly remain in pole position to sign the impressive defender.
The Reds had a é¼7 million bid rejected for the centre back in September, and were also linked with a move in January when they were reputedly close to clinching a deal for the Gialloblu star.
If Parma opt to part with their star stopper than they can expect to receive an avalanche of offers, with the Italian media speculating that Juventus, Internazionale, Roma and Palermo are all keen on the Italian international.
Bonera's current deal at Stadio Ennio Tardini expires in 2007 and if they are to maximise his financial value in the transfer market then they would have to auction him off in June.
Parma would be loath to lose the highly rated defender, and Liverpool signed Daniel Agger in January with Gabriel Paletta set to arrive in the summer, but The Reds reportedly remain top of the pile should they decide to pursue Bonera when the transfer window opens.