David Alaba is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, if not before.
Bayern have made numerous attempts to convince the Austrian left-back to sign a new contract, but he is refusing and wants a move away.
A potential move to Liverpool has been speculated, as reports suggest the Reds have been watching him for some time as one of their preferred replacements for injured Virgil van Dijk.
Signing Alaba on a free would appear to be a simple solution to the issue, though they may now face a problem.
According to reports in Italian outlet Calciomercato, the 28-year-old has been offered to Real Madrid as his representatives look to find him a new club.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been left with limited options at the back after Van Dijk’s injury, with Joel Matip and Fabinho also carrying knocks.
Liverpool are expected to be active in the January transfer market to try and sign a new defender to provide Klopp with a fresh option, with Ajax centre-back Perr Schurrs a potential target.