According to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is looking to reunite with Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore this summer.
The Villa boss only arrived in February, but has already earned plaudits having hauled the club four points clear of the drop zone and also taken them to the FA Cup final after a semi-final victory over Liverpool.
Yet, if Sherwood does manage to keep Villa in the Premier League, he will certainly need to improve his squad in order to continue his fine work so far.
Midfield may be a position of interest for Sherwood considering that Tom Cleverley may leave at the end of his loan stay, whilst Ashley Westwood and Carlos Sanchez could both be improved upon.
Now, the Daily Mirror report that Sherwood wants to reunite with former Tottenham midfielder Livermore - but there are complications in any possible deal.
The Hull City midfielder played for Spurs whilst Sherwood was working there, and the Mirror believe that Sherwood remains a big fan of the 24-year-old.
The report suggests that the deal hinges on Hull's survival status, given that Steve Bruce's men are level on points with 18th placed Leicester City.
If Hull go down, it will be hard to keep hold of Livermore, who has missed just one Premier League game this season - but if they stay up, they will be under no pressure to sell, forcing Sherwood to look elsewhere.