Anfield want Nou Camp hit-man.
Liverpool are planning a £34.2million bid for Barcelona striker David Villa but will face competition from Chelsea to land his signature.
Reports in Spain have today emerged the 29-year-old is unsettled at the Nou Camp and is looking for a quick exit.
The Spain international’s contract expires in 2014 and the Catalan club are unsure over whether off a bumper new deal following the summer acquisition of Alexis Sanchez.
Radio station, Cadena Ser, is now reporting both Liverpool and Chelsea have approached the La Liga giants about their prolific front-man.
It is thought that Villa’s unrest has come from manager Pep Guardiola’s commitment to deploying him on the flanks in order to accommodate Lionel Messi.
Villa has scored 30 goals in 69 games since joining Barcelona in 2009 but is craving the central role that he played at Valencia and with the national side.
It is believed Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is on the lookout for another striker to act as back-up for Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.
But whether the Scot would sanction such a big-money deal to land a player approaching 30 is unclear.
But the chance of signing the World Cup winner may be too good an opportunity to turn down.