Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is ready make a shock move for Chelsea defender Alex as he bids to boost his defensive options at Anfield.
The Brazil international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer and, as a free agent, is attracting a number of high-profile clubs.
Sportsmail understands that the 27-year-old wants a longer deal than the two-year extention offered by Chelsea.
Leaving on a free could be lucrative, with suitors ready to increase his -a-week deal.
His place in the Chelsea team is also by no means assured, with Carlo Ancelotti getting success with a partnership of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho at the heart of his defence, while Branislav Ivanovic has also been given opportunites.
Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Juventus, Lyon and Real Madrid are among other clubs linked with the former PSV Eindhoven player, who is currently out with a groin injury.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1212694/Liverpool-boss-Rafa-Benitez-set-swoop-Chelsea-defender-Alex-free.html