Versatile PSV midfielder Ibrahim Afellay is continually being linked with a move away from the Eredivisie giants and clubs such as Inter, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are all believed to be eager to sign the Dutch international.
However, a report in Voetbal International now claims that the aforementioned teams face stiff competition from beleaguered Premier League side Liverpool in the race for the creative midfielder's services.
Liverpool are desperate to add some more creativity to their squad in the January transfer window and manager Roy Hodgson supposedly sees the 24-year-old Afellay as the perfect addition to his team.
Afellay is a product of the PSV youth academy and has developed into the absolute star player of the Eindhoven titans in the past couple of years.
The attacking midfielder's current contract runs until the summer of 2011 and Afellay is reluctant to sign a new deal. Therefore, PSV are eager to cash in on their star player in the January transfer window.