Liverpool will look into the possibility of signing former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong in the summer to bolster their Champions League potential, [football] direct news understands. The Reds are favourites to return to a competition they won in 2005 next season, currently occupying second place in the English Premier League.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Boss Brendan Rodgers is already looking onto potential summer signings before the start of the World Cup which will inevitably delay player negotiations. De Jong, 29, is currently at Italian strugglers AC Milan, but will have just one year to run on his three-year deal at the end of the season. Liverpool looked into the possibility of bringing de Jong in on loan in January as cover for injured Lucas Leiva and are set to re-ignite their interest once more in the summer, according to an Italian source. De Jong previously played in the Premier League with City and helped them win the title in 2012. The Dutchman made 139 appearances for City and has played 69 times for the Netherlands.¬†Read more Liverpool transfer news.