Sky Sports understands Queens Park Rangers are in talks with Liverpool over a move for Joe Cole.
The former England international, who earns a reported £90,000 a week, is expected to leave Anfield in January as he does not feature in boss Brendan Rodgers’ long-term plans.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp hopes to take advantage and take former West Ham United colleague Cole to Loftus Road to help in their fight against Premier League relegation.
The playmaker was not a member of Liverpool’s squad in Sunday’s comfortable win at QPR, which ensured the London club stayed bottom of the table.
And Cole’s absence has only increased speculation he will be on the move when the transfer window opens next week.