Liverpool are reportedly hoping to sign Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho on a cut-price deal this summer.

The Frenchman has been on the Reds' radar for some time now and, according to the Mirror, the Merseyside outfit are now set to make the most of Lose Che's financial problems, by tabling an offer in the region of £4m for the defender.

Cissokho, who joined Valencia from Lyon last summer for an initial fee of €5m, made 25 La Liga appearances last season, notching two goals and two assists. The 26 year old also has a senior international cap for Les Blues to his name.

Aly Cissokho (R)

The report also claims Liverpool's top left back target for the summer was Lille's Lucas Digne. However, with the teenage sensation now understood to be close to joining free-spending Monaco, the Reds have revamped their interest in Cissokho.

Rodgers have already shelled around £23m in this window, adding Simon Mignolet, Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto and Kolo Toure to his ranks. However, Liverpool have managed to recoup most of that amount through the sales of out-of-favour stars Andy Carroll and Jonjo Shelvey.

Meanwhile, Mignolet feels the competition between him and Pepe Reina for the club's No. 1 role next season will be good for Liverpool.

The Belgium international, who joined the Reds last month from Sunderland for around £9m , says he is used to having to earn his place for his precious clubs as well as the national team.

"That's always what has happened when there's competition. I've had competition in Sunderland and in Belgium with the national team. It's not only Pepe - there's a lot of good goalies at Liverpool, like Brad Jones for example - and it's not only the position of the goalie where there is competition. It's every single position on the field," Mignolet pointed out.

"There are only 11 players who can play and it is something that is normal with being a football player. You have to deal with that. Competition can only make you as an individual better and let you perform better. It can only be a positive thing," the 24-year-old added.