AZ Alkmaar are determined to tie Rasmus Elm to a new contract.
Liverpool are believed to have placed the Sweden international near the top of their wanted list, as they look to bounce back from a disappointing Premier League season.
Elm will be down to the final 12 months of his AZ contract in the summer, but their technical director, Earnie Stewart, hopes to persuade the 24-year-old midfielder to sign a new deal.
"We cannot afford to lose Rasmus on a free transfer," Stewart told Voetbal International. "It goes without saying that we want to keep him happy and to stay here longer.
"We are even talking to each other, but with the birth of his daughter these discussions were postponed. Despite all the interest for Rasmus, I really hope he stays at AZ."
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