Liverpool are reportedly considering a €25m move for Fiorentina and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi in the January transfer window.
According to ItaSportPress, as reported by Football Italia, the Reds have identified the 28-year-old as one of their targets next month despite the fact that he has struggled for playing time under Paulo Sousa this season.
The Italian international also missed the entire season last year with a knee injury, and having struggled to fully recover from it by improving his match fitness, it seems a strange move from Jurgen Klopp to want to bring him in to strengthen his squad at Anfield.
If the reports are indeed true, it would represent a return to England for the former Manchester United starlet, who impressed at Old Trafford before returning to his homeland in 2007 to join Parma ahead of a successful stint with Villarreal.
Rossi scored 16 goals in 21 Serie A appearances in the 2013/14 season, and when fit is still regarded as one of the top strikers in the Italian top flight and will be desperate to secure a place in Antonio Conte’s squad for Euro 2016.
However, remaining fit has been the issue that has blighted him in recent years. Nevertheless, despite his agent insisting that his client is happy where he is, his lack of playing time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi could see him consider his options.