Liverpool are a step closer to prising Ivan Rakitic away from Sevilla.

The Croatia international is a top midfield target for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Estadio Deportivo says Sevilla are eyeing a move for Turkish midfielder Mehmet Topal, freeing the way for the 25-year-old to possibly leave.

With a replacement possibly already lined up they could be preparing to cash in on their man, putting Liverpool on alert.

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