Liverpool might reignite their interest in Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony after getting a green light from the club's chairman Huw Jenkins.
Liverpool were keen on bringing the Ivory Coast international to Anfield as a replacement for Luis Suarez, but were put off by the south Wales club's high valuation of the player.
They instead chose to pursue a deal for Frenchman Loic Remy and it was rumoured to be nearing completion. But the deal collapsed in the final stages as the player failed to pass his medical with the club.
However, the Reds are still in the market for a striker as Rickie Lambert and Daniel Sturridge are the only recognised strikers at the club.
Brendan Rodgers has now been given renewed hope in his pursuit of the Ivorian forward, who was always been his first choice to replace the Uruguayan.
The Swansea chairman has admitted that the club is open to selling their star forward, should there be a big bid from a Champions League club. The Swans chief complemented Bony on his professional attitude and admits that it is hard for them to hold on to their best players, when the top clubs come calling.
"Wilfried Bony is a fantastic professional. If a top Champions League club comes in, and puts the right offer on the table, then of course we will speak to him," Jenkins told talkSPORT
"There are no issues with Bony. He's a great guy to have around the club.
"As much as we want players to stay with us for a number of years, we have to be open," the Welsh club's chairman added.
Swansea manager Gary Monk is also very reluctant to let go of the striker, but has confirmed that if a club comes in with an 'astronomical offer,' they will consider letting Bony leave.