Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's quest to strengthen the midfield department may have been handed a boost as Lille star Renato Sanches becomes available.
The Reds are expected to replace Gini Wijnaldum in the squad before the end of the ongoing transfer window after the Dutchman left the club on a free to head for Paris Saint-Germain.
The 23-year-old became a wanted man overnight as Barcelona, Juventus, Arsenal and Tottenham also shown an interest in the combative midfielder.
According to Le10Sport, Lille president Olivier Letang is in favour of cashing in on the 30 times capped man as a means of generating funds and could look to offload the midfielder in the very near future.
This could be indicative of the ongoing financial crisis hitting French football and in particular Ligue 1, as unlike the Premier League, the top flight has found it difficult to sustain a level throughout the Covid-19 pandemic due to a collapsed broadcasting deal.
Signed by Bayern Munich as a burgeoning 18-year-old from Benfica for £27.5million (Sky Sports), the Portuguese star has resurrected a career after a less than flattering loan spell with Swansea City in 2017/18.
Contributing four goals and four assists during an against the odds title winning campaign lat season, Sanches seems to be on an upwards trajectory once again and Klopp would no doubt move him onto another level altogether.
Of course the Lille man isn't the only midfielder under consideration to replace Wijnaldum at Anfield as Saul Niguez, Franck Kessie, Yves Bissouma and perhaps a cut-price move for another Ligue 1 ace Houssem Aouar are all believed on the Reds' radar.