Liverpool face a battle with AC Milan as they look to clinch the signing of Danish star Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen has been one of the star performers for Ajax over the past few years and has been attracting interest from a number of top European clubs.
The Denmark international impressed once again as he netted the third goal to help his side record a 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, looking to strengthen his squad in January, hopes Eriksen can be one of his big arrivals at Anfield.
But the move will not be straightforward as Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claim Milan have stepped up their interest in the 20-year-old and sent a scout to watch him in action against City.
There looks certain to be a bidding war for Eriksen's signature in the New Year and Liverpool will hope the attraction of playing in the Premier League will help them win the race to sign him.