Liverpool are considering a move in signing Manchester United and Chelsea defender target Dante in the summer transfer window, according to the Express.
The report claims the Bayern Munich star has been on United's radar as their former boss David Moyes was keen on acquiring his services in January. The Red Devils appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager and it is unlikely that Dante will be in the Dutchman's list of summer targets.
United's league rivals Chelsea are also reportedly believed to be in the fray to land the centre-back. The Blues boss Jose Mourinho is eyeing a move for Dante as a replacement for David Luiz, who agreed a deal to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The Express believes Liverpool have now joined the race in signing Dante as the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has set his sights on bringing the Brazilian international to Anfield in the coming transfer window.
The Merseyside club had a brilliant run in the domestic competition and were close to lifting their first Premier League title. However, the Reds's defensive errors in the final run of games saw them finish second, two points behind the English champions Manchester City.
The former Swansea manager wants to avoid the mistakes of the recently concluded season and is keen on strengthening Liverpool's back-four. Rodgers wants Dante as his Champions League experience could prove vital for the Reds when they feature in Europe's most elite club competition.
Any move from Liverpool for Dante's signature will not be an easy task. The 30-year-old inked a new deal earlier in March, which will keep him at Allianz Arena till 2017.
The Brazilian defender admitted that he is happy at Bayern and has no intention of leaving his current employers.
"Joining Bayern was the best decision of my life. Everything here is good: the club, the team, the trophies we win, the atmosphere," Dante explained.
"Bayern is the right club for me and that's why I'm delighted to be staying in Munich until at least 2017. I'm certain this team can enjoy a lot more fun and success in the years to come."