What first appeared as a footnote in the morning round-ups on transfer deadline day appears to be gathering pace the nearer we get to 11pm.
Liverpool are understood to be interested in Real Madrid star Asier Illarramendi and they are ‘prepping to move this afternoon’ according to the Daily Express.
At present the bwin layers go 4/1 about a switch being pulled off before the fax machines are put back on standby until the summer.
Yesterday El Confidencial in Spain reported that Brendan Rodgers had sought the advice of former Anfield and Los Merengues great Xabi Alonso with regards to recruiting Illarramendi.
Having added midfielder Lucas Silva to the side recently there is impetus for Los Blancos to do a deal.
Illarramendi signed on at Santiago Bernabeu after an impressive showing in the European Under-21 Championships of 2013 but has found his was to the first team blocked by the likes of Luka Modric, Sami Khedira and, more recently, Toni Kroos.
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