Liverpool are considering a move to sign Swansea City defender Neil Taylor, according to ESPN.
The 26-year-old will have one year left on his contract at the end of the season and has not signed a new deal to extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium. His situation at the Welsh club has alerted several clubs, including the Reds.
Brendan Rodgers is looking for a left-back in the summer transfer window. The Northern Irishman has worked with the defender during his time at Swansea.
The ESPN report claims Rodgers was keen on signing the full-back when he moved to Anfield in 2012, only to find other options after the player suffered a serious injury. Taylor has now established himself as a key player under Garry Monk this season, starting 29 league games.
The Liverpool manager is a huge admirer of the Swansea defender and is hoping to secure his services after the end of this campaign. The Merseyside club have the services of Alberto Moreno, Jose Enrique and Javier Manquillo in the left-back position.
Manquillo is on loan from Atletico Madrid and has struggled to impress in the Premier League, while Enrique is expected to leave at the end of the season. The situation will leave Rodgers will Moreno as the only left-back in the squad.
Apart from Liverpool, Premier League clubs West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and Aston Villa are also monitoring Taylor's situation at Swansea. The player has already admitted that he will only hold contract talks after the end of the season.
"The season is close to an end so it's something that will be looked at then," the BBC quoted Taylor as saying.
Meanwhile, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted that his side are hoping that Taylor's future could be sorted out in the summer.
"That needs to be looked at between now and the summer - it's an obvious one for us to sort out," Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post.
"With Neil, this is the first time for a long time that he has had a good run of games, and it always takes players time to get up to speed. As the season has gone on and Neil has played more games, I think we have seen that he is getting back to his best. That is great for Neil and great for us as a club."