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Liverpool have an extensive list of potential summer targets, with Southampton's Dejan Lovren, Xherdan Shaqiri of Bayern Munich and Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand all in Brendan Rodgers' sights.
Croatian centre-back Lovren enjoyed an excellent debut season on the south coast, but has emerged as a prime target of Rodgers, who is monitoring several possible recruits for the heart of his defence.
Lovren cost £8.5 million when he joined the Saints last season and his valuation will have significantly increased.
Liverpool have made Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana a priority signing as Mauricio Pochettino's side are in danger of being broken up over the summer. However, with a move for Lallana stalling, Liverpool have a back-up plan to line up Swiss international Shaqiri.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been scouted extensively by Liverpool since his Basle days and, at around £10 million, would be considerably cheaper than Lallana.
Rodgers will also revive his pursuit of Chelsea full-back Bertrand as he seeks to find a solution at left-back.
Part of the problem in negotiating for Bertrand is Chelsea may not be willing to sell to a top-four rival.
Bertrand, 24, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, is Rodgers' preferred choice at left-back, although Seville's Alberto Moreno has also been extensively scouted.
Rodgers has made it clear he wants well-established players added to his squad, including a striker to add competition with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez.
One of those under consideration is Swansea's Wilfried Bony, who - like Lovren - enjoyed an impressive first season in the Premier League.
Bony would command a fee in excess of £15 million.