Liverpool could be set for a major windfall this summer thanks to Leeds United ’s reported interest in Luis Alberto.

The Reds sold the attacking midfielder to Lazio for £4.3million several years ago, and he has massively improved in Serie A.

So much so that there is now talk of him being sold for a sizeable amount this summer, with newly-promoted Leeds being linked.

It is being reported that Marcelo Bielsa has enquired about the the 27-year-old with a view to signing him.

Reports in Italy earlier this year claimed that Lazio desperately trying to tie the midfielder down to a new deal with a release clause of around £87m.

Leeds are being linked with Luis Alberto
Leeds are being linked with Luis Alberto

Should no release clause get attached, it is thought that the Italians will demand £69m to sell Alberto.

If he does leave then Liverpool could be in for a potentially sizeable payout after having attached a 30 per cent sell on clause to the deal to sell him.

According to the Liverpool Echo , sporting director Michael Edwards, believed the player the club signed for £6.8m had real potential and made sure the Reds didn’t lose out.

That would mean that even if Lazio sold Alberto for around £30m then the Anfield club would get a nice juicy £10m themselves.

Meanwhile, Liverpool could face competition for Bayern Munich star Thiago from Manchester United, according to reports.

The Spaniard looks set to leave the German champions as he enters into the final year of his deal.

Liverpool have been most heavily linked with a move for the midfielder, but as yet no bids have been made.

Now, according to Bild , Liverpool's apparent interest could “unravel” with United – who were linked with the Spain international before he joined Bayern back in 2013 – reportedly monitoring the €30m-rated creator.

But with Red Devils all set to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax, signing another midfielder may not be the way to go for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.