Glen Johnson's future at Liverpool is under increasing scrutiny after reports claimed Juventus are keen on bringing him to Serie A during the January transfer window.
The right-back has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Anfield and the Merseyside club are yet to offer him a renewal.
According to The Mirror, Juventus are ready to take advantage of his uncertain situation to secure his services in January for a cut-price deal, as Liverpool risk losing him for free next summer.
Manager Brendan Rodgers recently added fuel to the speculation regarding the English international's exit by refusing to address whether Liverpool are going to offer him a new deal.
But the latest purchases made by Rodgers during the summer could mean he is preparing for life without Johnson in the squad.
Liverpool have secured Javier Manquillo on loan from Atletico Madrid for the next two seasons, while Jon Flanagan, the other right-back in the squad, has claimed he is in advanced talks with officials over a renewal deal to commit his long-term future to the club.
Furthermore, some reports claim Liverpool would require Johnson to take a pay cut to stay at the club - reducing his £110,000 per week salary - as he turned 30 in August.
In a recent interview with the Liverpool Echo, Johnson revealed he is likely to remain at Anfield but admitted there is not a contract extension on the table.
"I'm very relaxed about my contract. There are no talks going on with the club at the moment. There were minor talks towards the end of last season but nothing else," he said.
"I've loved playing my football here from day one. I'm more than happy here. But obviously I can only talk to the club about it when they want to speak to me."