Liverpool are preparing a move to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail, as speculation persists surrounding the future of Luis Suarez.
The Hoops manager Harry Redknapp signed the 26-year-old in January with a hope to save the west London club from relegation, but this now appears nigh-on impossible.
The Hoops are 19th in the league table with 24 points from 34 games, trailing 17th place Aston Villa by 10 points with four games to play.
The report suggests the Reds are set to trigger the French international's release clause as they consider a bid of £8m to bring Remy to Anfield. The Mail also indicates Arsenal and Newcastle United are interested in the striker's services but the Merseyside club are now leading the race for the player's signature.
However Remy, who has managed five goals for QPR, is reportedly earning £90,000 a week at Loftus Road and the striker's wage demands could be a worry for Brendan Rodgers if he decides to bring the player to Merseyside in the summer.
Redknapp admits that it will be difficult for the club to hold on to their star striker if QPR are relegated.
"We have to make sure we stay up if we want to keep him. That's the key, although I haven't discussed it with him or the owners. Over the season he would get you 20 goals in the Premier League. And a 20-goal-a-year man is going to be hard to hang on to," Redknapp told Sky Sports.
"Every goal he has scored here has been a fantastic goal. He has five goals in seven games. I would have thought it would be hard to hang on to Remy. He was someone we were chasing when I was at Spurs," the former Tottenham manager added.
Should Remy decides to make a switch to Anfield in the summer, he could be a replacement for Luis Suarez, whose future appears uncertain after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic yesterday.
A number of pundits, including former Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, have suggested Suarez's future is now untenable, and Rodgers had admitted his star player's position at the club is under review.