The report claims the newly-appointed president at the Nou Camp, Joan Laporta, hopes to make the Austrian defender the first signing of his reign as Barca look to turn their fortunes around.
Unsurprisingly, there has been plenty of interest in the versatile defender, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid also in the mix.
Signing Alaba for nothing this summer would solve numerous problems in Jurgen Klopp‘s squad.
Capable of filling in at left-back, central midfield and predominantly in the centre of defence, the £49.5m valued Austrian would offer flexibility to Klopp as well as freedom in the transfer market to strengthen in attacking areas.
Having seemingly been close to a move to Madrid, Alaba’s future remains up in the air and still some way from being resolved, giving Liverpool a chance.
Unfortunately for the Reds, like any elite player, the 28-year-old will almost certainly be looking for continued Champions League football, something that may not be on offer at Anfield next term.