Celtic and South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is one of Liverpool's summer transfer targets, reports The Sun.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is in the market for exciting young players who can effectively implement his footballing philosophies at Anfield and believes that the Hoops star fits the bill.
Ki is understood to be in high demand after an impressive season with the Scottish champions, where he scored seven goals. The report says that Russian side Rubin Kazan and La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna are closely tracking the midfielder's situation, while several Bundesliga clubs have also been linked to the player.
Queens Park Rangers have also confirmed their interest in the South Korean, who already has 45 caps for his national team.
"Ki is a very good player and we are very aware of him. He is a player we will be watching and also monitoring closely," said QPR chairman Tony Fernandes.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that the midfielder is attracting interest from several European clubs and also revealed that they will let the player leave if the offer is right.
"He's going to be linked with other clubs. He's a good player. We had interest from a Russian club but rebuffed their offer and we've not heard back since. He seems pretty happy here but everyone's in the same boat - there will come a time when we have to sell because everyone has their price. Not just Ki but every player in the squad, like we did with Aiden McGeady," Goal.com quoted Lennon as saying.
Ki, who joined Celtic from FC Seoul in 2010, had won the Young Asian Player of the Year award in 2009 and speaks fluent English after living in Australia as a teenager.
West Ham plan loan move for Carroll
Meanwhile, West Ham United are planning a loan move for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a stint away from Anfield this summer after Rodgers stated that he might send out the former Newcastle United star on loan this season. And several clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur - who have previously expressed interest in Carroll, were contacted on Tuesday as the Reds look for a season-long destination for the England international, according to the Telegraph.
Serie A gianst AC Milan had been credited with an interest, but now it appears that West Ham, who gained promotion to the Premier League last season, have emerged as strong contenders for the forward, as they can offer him regular starts. But the Hammers have to pay the bulk of the striker's £80,000-a-week wages, for a deal to be sanctioned.