Liverpool are considering a move to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer.
The Metro believes the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to continue his raid on Spanish clubs after signing Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto and is preparing a £6m bid to bring the 20-year-old to Anfield.
Morata was in impressive form for Spain during their recent success in U21 European championship, where he bagged four goals and registered two assists in five appearances. In addition to this, the Spaniard has managed 11 goals in 12 starts in the Segunda Division last season.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen on bringing a world-class striker during the transfer window and has set his eyes on signing either Liverpool striker Luis Suarez or Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Morata admitted that he is likely to leave the Madrid giants if they land another striker this summer. The report claims that the youngster earlier revealed that he is keen on playing in the Premier League and Rodgers is likely to make an approach for his signature.
The Spaniard has already held talks with Madrid's new manager Carlo Ancelotti. The former PSG boss has failed to give any assurances of regular playing time at the Bernabeu, and Morata is believed to take a decision over his future in the new few days.
Suarez's position at the club remains uncertain. One possibility could allow the Reds to make a player plus cash swap deal, which could see the former Ajax man making a siwcth to Madrid with Morata moving in the other direction.
The striker has two years left on his current deal and his asking price and age fits into Liverpool's policy of bringing young players to the club. In addition to this, Morata could feature regularly in the Reds first team, if Rodgers manages to bring him to Anfield this summer.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are likely to face competition from Getafe in signing Morata. The Spanish club's president Angel Torres confirmed their desire to land the striker, and believes his side has a very slim hope of landing him this summer.
"We made a request to Real Madrid. But I think there's very little chance of him joining. After last season he deserves a place in their first team," the Getafe president said.