Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has been given the green light to sign Philippe Coutinho.
Barcelona want to offload the Brazilian this summer after his loan expires with Bayern Munich.
Coutinho has been linked with a number of English clubs, including the Foxes, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Sport says Rodgers has been informed by the City board that he can pursue Coutinho this summer.
The Northern Irishman brought Coutinho to Liverpool from Inter Milan seven years ago.