Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has confirmed that Manager Rafael Benitez is still keen on signing Benfica winger Simao Sabrosa.
The Portuguese international has been a long-term target for Liverpool, with the Anfield club having come close to landing Simao in the summer of 2005.
Benfica confirmed last month that Simao’s buy-out clause stands at €20,000,000 (£13.5million) although suich a figure does not appear to have deterred Liverpool.
“Simao is certainly not forgotten,” Parry told Portuguese daily O Jogo.
“We have not yet put any real thought into this, we have taken no decision, but we have not moved away from the hypothesis to come back and negotiate when the transfer window opens.
“Since our official bid for the player (August 2005), we have not had any more conversations with the club but, in the summer, we don’t know if we will come back again.”