Atletico Madrid could reportedly battle Liverpool for the signature of Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul during this summer's transfer window.
The 26-year-old has been in impressive form for his Italian club during the 2020-21 campaign, scoring nine goals and registering 11 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.
A recent report claimed that Liverpool had made contact with De Paul's agent to discuss the possibility of a move to Anfield in the upcoming market.
However, according to Calciomercato, Atletico are also firmly in the race for the Argentina international amid suggestions that he could be available for a fee in the region of €40m (£34m).
The South American has a contract at Stadio Friuli until June 2024.