Anfield want exit bound Nou Camp star.
Barcelona star Ibrahim Afellay is due for talks over his future at the Nou Camp having been left frustrated by a lack of action in the team.
Liverpool were keen on the Dutchman before he moved to Barcelona in January but things have not worked out for him.
Midfielder Afellay, 25, has failed to command a regular place in the Barcelona team and has been largely restricted to a handful of cameo appearances.
And with Liverpool among those monitoring his plight in Spain, talkSPORT understands Afellay will speak with officials at the Nou Camp regarding his future in the coming weeks and if there are no assurances over his future, he will be free to leave this summer.
Many sources, including this one, believes that Ibrahim Afellay would be keen on a move to Anfield if indeed his assurances regarding first team football at the Nou Camp are not met. In many ways the former PSV Eindhoven man must have known that he would in all likelihood struggle to earn a starting spot in arguably Europe’s best performing line up.
Damien Comolli was keen on signing the 25 year old Dutch international in January and it appears that Barcelona will be willing to let the attacker leave for around £6m, which would be an absolute bargain but still helpfully doubles the amount the Catalan side paid for his services.
Liverpool could well do with the creative talent that Afellay offers and his arrival, if secured, would surely spell the end of Joe Cole’s time at the Merseyside club as the two players are very similar. The likes of Milan Jovanovic, Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky are all also strongly linked with Anfield exits this summer.