Reports in recent weeks have claimed that Liverpool his preferred destination, with some articles even suggesting that the Reds had already agreed personal terms with the 29-year-old Spanish international.

He could probably be had for a bargain price, some outlets claiming as low as £27 million, because he has now entered the final 12 months of his current contract. Bayern has to cash in now, or risk losing him on a free. The Echo has more at this link.

Elsewhere, LFC CEO Peter Moore is set to step down at the end of next month, and he’ll replaced by Managing director Billy Hogan, the club announced in a statement today.

Elsewhere, Sevilla center back Diego Carlos is wanted by both Liverpool and Manchester City, with both northwest England giants willing to meet his £70m release clause. The Daily Star has more on the 27 year-old Brazilian.