Liverpool are nearing closer to securing deals for three new additions to their squad with the club reportedly confident of finalising moves within the week.
Simon Mignolet, Luis Alberto and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all believed to be close to completing moves to Anfield following the signing of Kolo Toure while the confirmation of Iago Aspas expected to be announced imminently.
The Reds significantly stepped up their efforts to bring quality to their ranks over the weekend, with the club's managing director Ian Ayre abandoning his plans to attend a conference in Brazil to oversee negotiations with Mignolet's and Mkhitaryan's respective clubs.
Armenian international Mkhitaryan enjoyed a spectacular season last campaign with Shakhtar Donetsk, catching the eye of Liverpool scouts in addition to Ligue 1 big spenders Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco and Borussia Dortmund.
However, it is suggested Liverpool have wasted little time in attempting to finalise a move for the 24-year-old and are hopeful of securing a deal that could cost them £22m after Rodgers identified the attacking midfielder as the club's marquee signing for the summer, the Telegraph report.
Sunderland shot stopper Mignolet could swiftly join him. The Belgian international was sensational for the struggling Mackems last season, but his refusal to commit himself to a new contract suggests his days on Wearside are numbered. The Guardian suggest Paolo di Canio's side, who have already been linked with a move for Holland Under-21 international Jeroen Zoet as a replacement, will accept an offer in the region of £10m.
The move suggests the future of Pepe Reina remains in doubt, with neither the Spaniard nor Mignolet likely to be satisfied with a role on the bench. Reina has been touted as a replacement for Barcelona custodian Victor Valdes, but the latter's promise to remain at the Nou Camp until his contract expires next summer has complicated matters.
A move for 20-year-old Alberto could also be announced in the coming days. Liverpool tabled an offer of £5.1m late last week which was subsequently turned down, Marca report, with the Reds expected to return with an improved offer in the region of £8m this week.
The versatile Sevilla midfielder, who spent last season on loan with the Barcelona B ranks, is highly rated by the Andalusian club, but their perilous financial predicament is likely to force them to consider any legitimate offers.
Should Liverpool conclude deals for the trio, they will take their summer spending to £50m before many of the clubs around them have begun their summer business.
The club were criticised during the early stages of last season when Brendan Rodgers sanctioned Andy Carroll's loan move to West Ham United without bringing in sufficient cover. But it would appear the former Swansea boss aims to conclude his summer business as quickly as possible this time around, with the future of Luis Suarez still to be addressed.