After Chelsea reportedly dropped out of the competition, Ousmane Dembele would join Liverpool for a little more risk.
Liverpool said to have contact with Barcelona about signing the French international three weeks ago.
Dembele is on the verge of being joined by the Camp Nou outfit after failing to have a clear deal with the accused Chelsea target.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, the Stamford Bridge club is also in contact with the Catalans about signing the jet-heeled winger, a 135 million signing [BBC Sport] during the summer of 2017.
The same publication has now claimed that Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have reduced their interest in a project that might leave the game very clear.
Jurgen Klopp has been linked with a move to sign the former Borussia Dortmund striker a number of times since becoming the Reds'' new manager.
With heavy players like Chelsea and PSG assuming they''re out of the equation, he might be there for the start for Liverpool.
Sport apologise for Dembeles'' financial worries yesterday.
This is a player who is one week away from being available on a free transfer, but the personal terms will likely be substantial.
In any case, Ousmane Dembele''s move to Liverpool appears more realistic now than it has been this week.