Arsenal and Liverpool have rekindled their interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur target Isaac Cuenca, according to talkSPORT.
The report claims the Barcelona forward has long been on the Gunners and the Merseyside club's radar. Meanwhile, Arsenal's north London rivals are considering a loan approach in bringing the 22-year-old to White Harte Lane this month.
Cuenca came up through the ranks of the Catalan club's youth system and broke his way into Barcelona's first team in 2011. Injuries kept him out of action for the first half of last season, before joining Ajax on loan in January 2013.
His time with Dutch club ended in March as another knee injury, which required surgery in June kept him on the sidelines for the early part of the current campaign. Cuenca returned to training with the first team in October last year.
The Spaniard has failed to make his way into Barcelona's first team and is yet to make an appearance for the La Liga winners under Gerardo Martino this season. His lack of playing time has seen him being linked with a move away from Camp Nou in recent times.
Barcelona are looking to allow the player leave in the mid-season transfer window after the Spanish champions' manager admitted the forward could leave the club in January.
"He is training. We will see if he stays here or gets the chance to play elsewhere," talkSPORT quoted Barcelona manager as saying.
With Martino's latest comments, Arsenal and Liverpool, along with Spurs could battle it out on signing Cuenca on the deadline day.
Meanwhile, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard remains confident that he can be in his best form even in the holding midfield position. Brendan Rodgers had deployed the England international in front of the Reds' defence in a few of their last fixtures.
"It's a different position to the one that I've played for the last 12 or 15 years. Previously, I've been trying to get from box to box. But the new role is more about control and organising the people in front of me," Gerrard told Liverpool's official website.
"I know that with time and work on the training pitch, I can get it right because I believe I can play in a number of positions," he added.