Liverpool will reportedly send officials to Turkey to negotiate a deal for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.
The Croatian centre-back earned plenty of admirers with a series of bullish performances on route to the World Cup final in Russia.
His defensive vigour and stern leadership has seemingly attracted interest from both West Ham and Everton, with the former having allegedly lodged a bid.
Turkish newspaper Milliyet claim Liverpool will fly out representatives to hold talks over a £27million deal for Vida.
The 29-year-old has been regularly linked with the Reds over the past couple of months, although it has been made clear by Merseyside-based sources that the club has zero interest in signing him.
Vida played beside the equally impressive Dejan Lovren in Russia, with the Liverpool defender maintaining the fine form he displayed over the second half of the domestic season.
It’s for his inspired resurgence and the monumental impact of Virgil van Dijk that Jurgen Klopp currently has no plans on adding another central defender this summer.
Joel Matip’s return to fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines gives the German welcomed depth heading into the new season.
Veteran Ragnar Klavan also looks set to stay put and retain his role as a viable backup, whilst Joe Gomez could also begin his transition into the centre of defence.
Any visit to Turkey for Liverpool officials is likely to be for pleasure as opposed to business.