Liverpool are targeting their fourth Southampton player in Jay Rodriguez after completing a £20million move for Dejan Lovren, Mirror reports.
The Reds were close to signing Queens Park Rangers star Loic Remy in an £8.5million deal, but the move collapse with the Frenchman failing his medical.
And Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Saints attacker Rodriguez, making an enquiry after the failed Remy transfer.
The 24-year-old will become the fourth Southampton star to be on Rodgers’ transfer wish-list, after already signing Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, and Dejan Lovren from the Saint Mary’s.
Although the Englishman has recently signed a new contract with Southampton, Rodriguez is reportedly keen to play in the UEFA Champions League.
However Rodriguez will miss the start of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury, expecting to return in October.
The failed move for Loic Remy could also have implications on Fabio Borini, who is being chased by Sunderland after the Italian’s successful loan spell with the Black Cats last season.