Liverpool have reportedly held meetings over a potential deal for in-demand Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
The Frenchman is expected to leave the French club this year having seen negotiations over a contract extension break down in recent months.
PSG are said to be favouring a sale in January in order to avoid losing him on a free when his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Though Barcelona have been touted as favourites, the La Liga giants released a statement on Sunday denying claims an agreement was already in place.
The Reds have also held talks with either Rabiot or his representatives over a possible move, according to L’Equipe, per Sport Witness.
Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule out making new signings in January in light of injuries leaving him with a depleted defence throughout December.
That said, the German is unlikely to add to his squad unless it is hit with any fresh setbacks across the remainder of the month.
The Reds are meanwhile not expected to launch a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, despite Klopp’s long-term admiration for the USA international.
Pulisic is set to be on the move this year, with the Bundesliga leaders reportedly open to agreeing a £70million deal in January – on the condition that he stays put until the end of the season.