Liverpool are reported to be lining up a move for Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is keeping tabs on the highly-rated defender.
The Reds are believed to have watched the 22-year-old on a couple of occasions this season as they ponder making a number of transfer forays in January.
Benitez has admitted he is considering adding to his squad when the transfer window reopens and defensive reinforcements are believed to be his top priority.
The Reds are short of cover in defence after failing in their pursuit of Gabriel Heinze and Amorebieta's versatility makes him an attractive proposition.
Bilbao are keen to keep hold of Amorebieta, but the player could find it hard to resist the opportunity to become the latest player to join the Spanish contingent at Anfield.