Liverpool are showing interest in Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.
Brendan Rodgers wants another top striker despite already signing Divock Origi from Lille and making an offer to Burnley’s Danny Ings.
He has looked at Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke who is also attracting interest from Wolfsburg and Roma but Villa don’t wish to sell.
Dzeko, who is also drawing attention from Chelsea, has three years left on contract so would command a fee of around £25million.
Liverpool are looking to offload Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini to help boost their transfer budget.
They have an interest in City’s Stevan Jovetic too but have yet to follow up with an enquiry and City want £20million for the Montenegro international.
Inter Milan also want to sign Jovetic but on loan. City paid £22million for Jovetic when they signed him from Fiorentina in 2013 and want to recoup most of their initial outlay for the 25-year-old.