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Liverpool want Brazilian winger Willian to be their marquee summer signing.
The Reds' owners, Fenway Sports Group, have been prepared to bankroll a major signing for manager Brendan Rodgers all summer, and are backing his pursuit of Willian.
Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala want to cash in on the Samba star just eight months after buying him for £32million from Shakhtar Donetsk, because they need to slash costs.
Liverpool could face competition from Tottenham, as their boss Andre Villas-Boas has tried to buy the South American for both them and Chelsea.
Source: Daily Mirror