Everton manager David Moyes is contemplating making an offer for Charlie Adam to become the first Liverpool player to move to Everton in 20 years.
Adam arrived at Anfield just one year ago having been signed from Blackpool for £9million but he struggled to have the same impact at Liverpool as he did playing for the Tangerines where he was a central figure.
The Scotland international did make 27 starts in the league last season, but his return of just two goals was well below par, and he has now seen Liverpool further strengthen their midfield.
Brendan Rodgers completed a deal to sign Joe Allen who is likely to demand a place in the starting line-up having arrived for £15milllion, while also being a firm favourite of the new Liverpool manager.
The Daily Mirror has reported that Liverpool have been offering Adam to clubs during the transfer window and it seems as though Everton may well try to convince him to make the short move across Stanley Park.
Everton have recently lost two central midfielders in Tim Cahill and Jack Rodwell, meaning that Moyes has made it a priority to bring in reinforcements and will hope to use the money from their sale to bring in Adam.
Should Adam be convinced to move to Goodison Park then he will be the first Liverpool player to make the switch since Gary Ablett joined Everton 20 years ago.
Moyes may well have a trump card in his brother Kenny, who is the agent of Adam. However, much will depend on whether Liverpool are willing to sell and if a fee can be agreed.
The initial payment of £12million from Manchester City for Rodwell will certainly help, and the Mirror believes that an offer in the region of £5m may well be enough to persuade Liverpool to part with the Scot.
Adam may also be interested in moving to a club where first team football is on offer, having twice been left out of competitive games already this season as he played no part in the two-leg win over FC Gomel in the Europa League.