Anfield want Etihad Stadium forward.
Liverpool will attempt to re-sign Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy after losing out in their efforts to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers hit-man Kevin Doyle.
Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is in the market for another forward to complement his current trio: Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt.
Frenchman David N’gog is expected to leave in the next fortnight with strong interest from Bolton Wanderers and Bayern Munich.
Bellamy, 32, joined Liverpool for 12 months in 2006 and, despite a typically controversial spell, helped the club to the Champions League final.
The Wales international has attracted interest from Sunderland, Stoke, Bolton, Everton and Celtic but was pushing for a move back to Cardiff City, where he spent last season on-loan.
He has been deemed surplus to requirements by City manager Roberto Mancini and is one of those not allowed to train with the first-team squad, according to the Daily Mail.
The Blues would like to get the hit-man off their wage bill and, if an agreement is reached, he would be available on a free transfer.
Dalglish has turned to Bellamy after Wolves boss Mick McCarthy declared Doyle was not for sale.
Meanwhile, Liverpool hope to beat City to 20-year-old Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates, who will cost around £10million.