Liverpool are rated favourites for Real Madrid fullback Fabio Coentrao.

The People says the Kop outfit are in contact with the player's agent Jorge Mendes - the two parties are believed to have spoken as recently as last week - and that talks are well down the line.

Manchester City and Monaco are also keen on the 26-year-old but Brendan Rodgers' title chasers have moved to the head of the queue.

Real want at least £11.5million for Coentrao, who struggles to get a game with Brazil defender Marcelo preferred.