The Reds have been chasing a left back all summer but have so far come up short.

They failed to land Swansea's Ben Davies, who is joining Tottenham, and have been left frustrated by Sevilla's £20m demands for Alberto Moreno.

But Kop boss Brendan Rodgers has been a long-term admirer of Bertrand, 24, and will now look to bring him to Anfield if they can agree a fee with Chelsea.

The two clubs were in discussions back in January when a price was set, but since then the Reds finished above Chelsea in the Premier League.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho now sees Liverpool as a real threat and wants more money before they hand over their player.

Kop officials are refusing to budge on their valuation of the player - believed to be around £8m - and that is why they have chased other targets this summer.

But since those have not materialised, Rodgers will go back for Bertrand.

The talented left back, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Aston Villa, is believed to be keen on a move to Anfield.