Former Craven Cottage boss wants to bring star forward to Anfield.
Roy Hodgson is preparing the ground for a substantial bid for Fulham forward Bobby Zamora as the Anfield boss continues to look to bring in signings to boost the strength of his Liverpool squad. It is rumoured that the Merseyside club could offer double the fee the west London side paid West Ham for his services back in the summer of 2008.
Having secured the signing of Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles to help deal with the loss of Javier Mascherano, Hodgson now wants to bring in another attacking option. Having failed to seal deals for Swedish international Ola Toivonen and West Ham forward Carlton Cole, the club will now turn to 29 year old England international Zamora.
The former Tottenham man has been in astounding form over the past 18 months and has managed to net 22 goals in his last 51 starts, and as a result forced his way into Fabio Capello’s England set up. An offer of £9.6m could be made by Liverpool but Mark Hughes is sure to fight off such a move but he may find that such a move from the Anfield club could prove very tempting for Londoner, especially as it would see the player reunited with the manager who arguably helped get his career back on track.
The strong physical presence of Zamora could work well alongside the guile and prolific ability of Fernando Torres and could go some way to resolving the lack of effective striking options at the club.