The former Spanish international, Xabi Alonso is being considered as Jurgen Klopp’s potential successor at Liverpool.
However, there has been speculation that Alonso may target Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, whom he previously worked with in San Sebastian, as a key option for a move to Liverpool.
Despite transfer links to Barcelona and Arsenal, Liverpool is ready to challenge for the signing of Zubimendi, with Barcelona unlikely to afford his €60m release clause and Arsenal yet to make a firm offer.
Alonso’s growing reputation, especially as Bayer Leverkusen push for a Bundesliga title, has sparked interest in the players he may want to bring to Liverpool.
Recently, Liverpool has reportedly looking for a new midfielder, with Thiago Alcantara tipped to leave.