Liverpool are believed to be weighing up a move for Lyon forward Memphis Depay this summer as Jürgen Klopp attempts to freshen up the Anfield squad.
According to RMC Sport (via the Echo), the Reds face major competition from Barcelona for the 62 times capped Netherlands international, who is set to depart the Groupama Stadium when his deal expires in June.
Depay has been sensational for the Ligue 1 club, scoring 74 goals and registering a further 52 assists in 173 appearances.
Prior to this impressive spell in France, the 27-year-old endured a difficult time with Liverpool's arch-rivals Manchester United, scoring just seven and assisting six goals in 53 outings after arriving for £31million (BBC).
Following yet another wasteful afternoon from Klopp's current forward options as the Reds drew 1-1 with Newcastle United, this summer could see the German attempt to add further strength in depth to his attacking ranks.
Depay is capable of playing in numerous attacking positions and is heralded for his dribbling as well as the ability to pick out key passes, adding valuable quality to any squad.
Given the financial constraints following the pandemic and in Liverpool's frugal spending moreover in recent windows, landing a player of Depay's ability and experience on a free would be an incredible piece of business.
Not only would the club be signing a £40.5million valued ace for nothing, but it would also free up the budget for additions elsewhere in the squad.