IAGO ASPAS (CELTA VIGO, 24)
TALENTED, multi-functional forward who can play anywhere across the frontline. Deal is agreed in principle, and player has agreed terms and passed a medical. Delay currently over a dispute between the player’s agents and the Spanish football federation.
LUIS ALBERTO (SEVILLA, 20)
MOBILE, classy attacking midfielder, whose preference is to play as a ‘False Nine’. Scored 11 goals last season on loan with Barcelona B. Liverpool have jumped to the front of the queue to sign him after the Catalans failed to take up their option on him.
TIAGO ILLORI (SPORTING LISBON, 21)
TALL, pacy central defender with good ball-playing abilities. Has been tracked since schoolboy days at Sporting, where he broke Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Yannick Djalo’s sprint records. Reds confident of securing his signature.
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN (SHAKHTAR DONETSK, 24)
ARMENIAN international who has been scouted extensively in recent months. Scored 25 goals from an advanced midfield position last season, though would command a fee of around £20m. Deal likely to depend on the future of Luis Suarez.
KYRIAKOS PAPADOPOULOS (SCHALKE, 21)
GREEK international defender with excellent pedigree. Aggressive, quick and powerful, though suffered with a serious knee issue last season. Reds and Schalke some way apart in valuation currently, though Liverpool rate him highly enough to negotiate upwards.