Anfield side hope to win race to sign Brazilian.
Liverpool are ready to meet Anzhi Makhachkala’s asking price for Brazilian international Willian according to the Liverpool Echo.
The Anfield side will face stiff competition from Tottenham and will have to be able to meet the 25 year old’s personal terms, with the former Shakhtar Donetsk attacker likely to be on a fairly high wage at the Russian Premier League big spenders.
Brendan Rodgers should have a fair bit to play with in terms of finances given that moves to bring in Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Luis Alberto were more than covered by the sales of Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll and Jonjo Shelvey.
Willian is likely to be one of many to leave Anzhi this summer as the Dagestan based side look to balance the books having spent vast sums in recent seasons.
Rodgers may feel the need to further strengthen his attack and Liverpool are ready to offer £28m for Willian who has made just 15 appearances for Anzhi, prior to which the former Corinthians man was a big success in Ukraine helping Shakhtar to four domestic titles and a UEFA Cup triumph.