Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed his interest in signing Juventus midfielder Christian Poulsen.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with Denmark international Poulsen, 30, for some time as Hodgson seeks cover at defensive midfield.
"If we can sign him from Juventus at a price I consider reasonable, he will be a very good player to bring into our team," Hodgson said in Ekstra Bladet. "Christian is a player I know well, a player whose career I actually kick-started many years ago and I have followed him closely ever since."
Hodgson brought Poulsen to FC Copenhagen from Holbaek B&I in 2000 and tried to sign him during his time in charge of Fulham. Corriere dello Sport claims the player's agent travelled to Liverpool on Wednesday to discuss personal terms.