Liverpool are set to tempt Newcastle United into selling Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote by offering them a huge £15.5 million for the player, as reported by the Daily Express.
Tiote was recently misquoted in an interview, which suggested that he was keen to leave the north east club in the near future.
This led to a spate of rumours about his future, with Arsenal thought to be particularly keen on signing him in an attempt to shore up their midfield.
However, despite Tiote’s publicly reaffirming his continued loyalty to Newcastle, he is still thought to be keen on a transfer away, and is expected to push for one when the winter window rolls around.
It has therefore emerged that Brendan Rodgers is keen to sign him.
Liverpool have been below their best since the start of the new season, and Rodgers is thought to believe that Tiote would be an ideal addition to beef up his midfield.