Colombian international defender Eder Alvarez Balanta could be available at a bargain price and two Italian clubs are hoping to step in before Liverpool can.
The 21-year-old is said to be valued at just £4.3 million but has undoubted promise and could be an inspired purchase for a European club.
Balanta is renowned for his ability and calm on the ball and is can play as a full-back in addition to being an accomplished centre-back.
At present Juve have a massive defensive injury crisis which may prompt them to make Balanta a priority for January.
The price tag and Balanta's lower wage bill gives the Italian clubs a chance of signing him, but Liverpool would still be in pole position if they made a move.