Last Updated: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:20
Liverpool are preparing a bid for Fulham's Clint Dempsey but the USA star will wait to see if a Champions League club wants him.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is understood to be interested in the 29-year-old American and today admitted that he was confident of making three or four "significant" signings this summer.
Dempsey has been strongly linked with the Anfield club for a while, but they failed to reach the Champions League again last season and that might affect their chances of persuading him to join.
They would still have to agree a fee with Fulham first but these days clubs tend to do their homework on targets long before it gets to that stage to gauge if the player wants to make the switch.
Fulham believe they can get up to £5million for Dempsey - who had his best season in English football last term, scoring 17 goals in 37 appearances.
Boss Martin Jol wants him to stay and may yet be able to fend off the interest from Merseyside but there may be other interested parties lurking - with Arsenal also potential bidders.
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