Anfield wants Uruguayan youngster.
Liverpool are lining up a £10million January bid for Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez.
The 20-year-old has impressed in Italy with his seven goals and two assists in 17 starts for the Serie A side last season.
The Uruguay international joined his current club from Penarol in the summer of 2010 and has a contract with the Serie A club until 2015.
He is being tracked by a number of clubs including Inter Milan, Roma and Barcelona, according to the Sun.
But the Reds hope they can use Ramirez’s friendship with striker Luis Suarez as a deal breaker in the same way the hit-man helped lure Sebastian Coates to Anfield.
Joining Kenny Dalglish’s men would certainly interest the winger who is keen to test himself at the highest level.
Bologna had a tough season last term, coming 16th in the Italian top flight and have had a poor start to this campaign and currently lie 19th with no points thus far.
Meanwhile, Dalglish insists his team do not have a disciplinary problem despite having two men sent off during the 4-0 defeat against Tottenham.
“We’ve got a good disciplinary record,” he said. “We will look at the video, and if there is something wrong we can correct it.
“You never saw a mass of Liverpool players running to the referee to dispute a decision, so there is no discipline problem.”