Liverpool have been linked with a move for Cagliari defender Davide Astori, who has also been linked with a move to Southampton.
Cagliari are believed to be in dire financial straits and are willing to listen to offers for the defender.
According to reports in Italy, Liverpool have tabled a bid of £8m for Astori, whereas Southampton have offered £9.3m.
They claim that both offers fall short of the Italian outfit’s £9.8m valuation of the player.
Astori has featured in all of Cagliari’s Serie A games this season, but he has been booked six times and sent off once.