There are reports Liverpool could send unsettled Alberto Aquilani to Sunderland for £14m after his move to Juventus fell through.
The Italy international said several times he wanted to remain in Serie A, but the Bianconeri did not take up their option after a season there on loan.
It's now reported Sunderland are willing to pay £14m to take Aquilani off Liverpool's hands.
The Black Cats are said to be in negotiations with the Anfield side, beating competition from Tottenham.
Aquilani showed in his season at Juve that he has recovered from the numerous injury problems that plagued the last few years at Roma and Liverpool.