Liverpool could make an offer to bring Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling back to Anfield, according to reports in France.
The England international left the Reds in 2015 for a fee potentially rising to £49m after failing to win a trophy in three years at Liverpool.
Since moving to City, Sterling has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups, while he has scored 89 goals in 230 appearances.
There was a perception that his Anfield departure was fuelled by money, although Sterling has long refuted those suggestions.
Sterling recently praised Liverpool when asked whether he would return and admitted his “love” for the club in a live Q&A o Instagram.
City will ‘struggle to retain their jewel’ if their Champions League ban is upheld as they try to get Sterling to sign a new contract ‘in vain at the moment’.
Liverpool ‘fear’ losing Sadio Mane to Real Madrid this summer and Sterling wouldn’t be opposed to a return to Liverpool.
One of Sterling’s entourage told L’Equipe: “Even if Raheem is attached to Manchester City, he hasn’t forgotten Liverpool, because that’s where he became who he is as a man and as a player.
“Of course, there was controversy surrounding his exit, but since then, time has run its course and everything is possible”.