Reports from Spain suggest a £14 million bid has been lodged for the 28-year-old although Liverpool insist they have received no formal offer yet.

Agger was valued at £30 million by Liverpool when a bid from Manchester City was strongly rejected last summer.

There is some concern that Barcelona will be able to tempt Agger from Anfield however so much so that Martin Skrtel has been told he can forget about leaving in the immediate future.

Liverpool have also agreed to pay £2 million of Pepe Reina’s £6 million salary for the duration of his season’s loan at Napoli.

Meanwhile Chelsea have rejected a £35 million bid from Barcelona for Brazilian defender David Luiz.

Manager Jose Mourinho has maintained since returning to Stamford Bridge that the 26-year-old is an integral member of his squad and will not be leaving under any circumstances.

And that stance has not altered with the Portuguese instantly informing the La Liga champions to forget about any plans for signing Luiz or anyone else at Chelsea.

The feeling at Stamford Bridge is that replacing Luiz who was signed in Jan 2011 from Benfica for around £20 million would be impossible at this stage of pre-season with the new Premier League campaign less than three weeks away.

Furthermore the Brazilian has been earmarked to play a key role for Mourinho this season giving the Chelsea manager a strong selection of centre-backs to choose from with John Terry and Gary Cahill impressing here so far.