Liverpool are considering making an offer for Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to build a squad capable of challenging for honours next season.
The Reds boss made it clear that he would be looking to sign four "quality" players in the summer and the Express believes that he will start by making an offer of £9million for the Algeria international.
Feghouli has been in excellent form for Valencia this season, despite the Spanish club enduring an up and down season as they currently sit in seventh place, some 29 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona.
However, they are only two points behind fourth placed Malaga and will be hoping that they can overhaul Manuel Pellegrini's side in order to make certain of a place in the Champions League places.
The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals for Valencia since returning from a loan spell at Almeria at the start of the 2011/12 season. In the same time he has also achieved 12 assists and is known for his ability to find the killer pass.
Feghouli is contract until the summer of 2016 and it is believed that Valencia would look to try and receive around £15million should they decide that they need to cash-in on the playmaker.
Valencia have always struggled to hang on to their best players in recent seasons, largely because of the club's dire financial situation, with the likes of Juan Mata, David Silva, David Villa and Jordi Alba all sold in order to generate funds.
The Express believes that Liverpool have a number of options when it comes to finding another creative midfielder and are also interested in Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa and Ajax star Christian Eriksen.
Much will depend on how Liverpool finish the season as if they were to claim a place in the top four then it would be much easier to persuade the likes of Eriken or Feghouli to make the move to Anfield.
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