Liverpool are weighing up a move for Guilherme Siqueira as manager Brendan Rodgers continues in his efforts to strengthen his options at left-back.
Brazilian Siqueira, who plays for La Liga side Granada, has emerged as the leading target for Rodgers, according to sources, as he seeks competition for Jose Enrique.
Rodgers is hopeful that he can sign Siqueira before the transfer window shuts on September 2.
The 27-year-old joined Granada in 2010 from Udinese. Both clubs are owned by Italian businessman Giampaolo Pozzo, who also controls Championship side Watford.
Siqueira helped Granada win promotion to the Spanish top flight two years ago, and scored six goals from left-back last season.
He has two years to run on a contract he signed in 2011, but it is understood that Granada would be prepared to do a deal for around £6 million.