Anfield side continue to pursue Spanish international.
Italian source CalcioMercato claim that Liverpool are among a host of clubs lining up bids for Barcelona striker David Villa.
The former Valencia forward has found it hard to secure a regular spot in Tito Vilanova’s first team set-up having spent eight months out with a broken tibia.
Vilanova appears ready to hand youngster Cristian Tello more of a starting role and also has Chilean Alexis Sanchez and speedy attacker Pedro to call upon as attackers who support Lionel Messi.
Therefore the Spanish international could be forced out of the Barcelona first team picture and could be tempted by a new challenge, could that challenge be a move to Merseyside? That seems doubtful but speculation was rife over the summer about Liverpool’s apparent interest in the talented marksman.
Rodgers was left with just just Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini as his only two recognised senior strikers after Liverpool failed to bring in a deadline-day signing, that was after the Liverpool boss had elected to loan out £35m man Andy Carroll to West Ham.
A broken foot has ruled out Borini for three months, furthering the need to re-invest in a new striker.
AC Milan and Juventus are among the Serie A sides said to be monitoring the situation and could both provide a more likely option for the Barcelona man.
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