Liverpool are said to be interested in signing Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland after scouts returned with glowing reports having watched the youngster in action for Team GB on Sunday evening.

The Metro has reported that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is allowing Brad Jones to talk to Norwich over a possible transfer, while young Hungarian keeper Peter Gulacsi is likely to be sent on-loan to a Championship side.

That would leave Brazilian stopper Doni as the only back-up for Pepe Reina and Rodgers is said to want a stronger option in reserve for the Euro 2012 winner.

Jack Butland
Jack Butland has impressed Liverpool scouts while playing for Team GB [Reuters]

Liverpool have already been linked with Wolves keeper Dorus de Vries, who worked with Rodgers at Swansea, but it seems they may turn their attention to a far younger keeper in the form of 19-year-old Butland.

The youngster spent the season on-loan at Cheltenham and is yet to play a senior game for Birmingham, however, his superb displays earned him a call-up to the Euro 2012 squad and then a place in Team GB for the London Olympics.

The Metro has reported that Rodgers has made Butland his top target after club scouts returned from Wembley with positive reports as he helped Team GB secure a 3-1 win over United Arab Emirates.

Butland may lack experience at the highest level domestically but there is a growing belief that he will be the back-up for England number one Joe Hart in the very near future.

Liverpool have one of the best keepers in the Premier League in Reina but it was proven last season that the players in reserve were not up to scratch when they were called into duty.

Doni was sent-off in his one league appearance for Liverpool last season, while Jones came on in the same game only to give away a penalty and make a number of errors.

However, it will not be easy to persuade Birmingham to part with one of their prized assets as they are believed to have already turned down an offer in the region of £6million from newly-promoted Southampton.