Anfield side keen on Stamford Bridge attacker.
Liverpool have seen a loan offer for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata rejected reports talkSPORT.
The Spanish international was an unused substitute during last night’s 0-0 between Chelsea and Manchester United and following the arrival of William from Anzhi Makhachkala, speculation is rife that he could be leaving during the transfer window.
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has his doubts about the 25-year-old’s usefulness in his strict defensive setup and he could be ready to let the last season’s Player of the Year depart.
Tottenham have already been rumoured as a surprise destination for the World Cup winner but the Reds have now reportedly joined the pursuit as Brendan Rodgers seeks to add the attacking midfielder to his side on a season long loan.
Rodgers views Mata as the perfect foil for in-form striker Daniel Struridge with the future of Luis Suarez still up for discussion but he has suffered disappointment in his audacious pursuit with the Blues rebuffing the offer from Anfield..
Mourinho still insists that the Spaniard is still a key member of his squad at Stamford Bridge despite failing to utilise him at Old Trafford and having several players who operate in a similar attacking midfielder position. He has new arrival William, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Andre Schurrle and Victor Moses to choose from as he looks to find a player to fit into his attacking system.
There have been suggestions muted that the former Real Madrid is planning to use Mata as a makeweight in a bid to take Rooney to Stamford Bridge.