Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is chasing Wigan Athletic striker Franco di Santo. The Mirror says Wigan boss Roberto Martinez publicly insists they are hopeful of keeping the 23-year-old Argentina international.
But privately the Wigan hierarchy fear he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
That has alerted Rodgers who knows Di Santo from their days together as young player and coach at Chelsea.
Rodgers remains an admirer and if it is a deal he can get done for free next summer to bolster his squad then it will appeal.