Yahya Kirdi is again in the frame to invest in Liverpool.
The Daily Mail says Middle East businessman Kirdi re-emerged as a potential investor for the second time in four months.
The former Syria football international, who claims to represent a consortium of wealthy Arab businessmen, is reported to have been introduced to senior figures from Anfield and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
But club sources insist that no bid is expected from Kirdi or his backers on this occasion.
Liverpool chiefs and RBS, who are obliged to listen to any proposals put forward by George Gillett and Tom Hicks, feared Gillett was simply using the Syrian's interest to buy himself time to find an investor who will meet the valuation set by the co-owners.