According to reports coming out of Portugal, Liverpool hopes to sign Benfica midfielder Eduardo Salvio next summer.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is said to be a big fan of the Argentinian winger, and is hopeful that changes in the work permit rules will be completed in time so that he can easily bring the 24-year-old to Anfield in the summer.

Similar to the situation which Arsenal had with Gabriel Paulista, players without E.U citizenship must meet strict criteria before being allowed to play in the United Kingdom.

Chairman of the F.A. Greg Dyke would like to see the rules change to accommodate any player with a value exceeding £10 million to help clear up all the red tape that is involved.

Rodgers knows given the current law he might find it difficult to secure a work permit for the 24-year-old, but will press ahead as he is keen to see Salvio join Liverpool.