A switch for the second half of the season to Palace collapsed due to doubts over his immediate fitness, but an exit remains probable.
Solanke scored his only goal of last season against the Seasiders, whose technical director is suggested as the driving force behind the interest; Dan Ashworth worked with the FA previously and will have seen Solanke’s impressive rise with the youth teams.
Jones suggests that Solanke will be fit and back in training within two weeks and would be valued by the Reds “in excess of £12 million,” leaving Huddersfield and Fulham potentially out of the running.
Liverpool have inserted sell-on clauses into recent outgoing deals involving young players with potential and it’s likely Solanke’s sale would involve similar terms.
The move is still under consideration at present, but “is likely to develop significantly” this weekend.
With Nathaniel Clyne set for a loan exit and Rafa Camacho the subject of overseas interest, Jurgen Klopp is so far setting about trimming his title-chasing squad rather than adding to it in the January market.