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Liverpool transfer target hints at Borussia Dortmund exit this summer

Italian striker Ciro Immobile has given Liverpool a huge boost in their plans to bring him to Anfield next season by revealing he could be on the move this summer.

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The Borussia Dortmund forward struggled to make much of an impact after signing from Serie A outfit Torino last summer and scored just three goals in 24 league appearances, although only nine of which came as a starter.

His lack of games has seen him linked with a return to Italy with Napoli and Fiorentina both said to be interested, while there has been talk of a switch to England with Liverpool.

Telegraph Sport reported in April that the Reds had shown a interest in Immobile as they look to finally replace Luis Suarez, who departed for Barcelona last summer and left a huge gap for the Merseyside outfit to fill.

Liverpool’s struggles in front of goal in the past season have been well documented as Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have both failed to shine since joining the club last year.

Between them they could only muster a poor return of three league goals and that was the major reason as to why the Reds failed to secure Champions League football.

Despite adding Danny Ings to their ranks in the past week, manager Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on adding another striker and a move for Immobile could be re-ignited after the 25-year-old’s comments that have been reported on Goal.

The Italian admitted he will have to make a decision on his future with the European Championships on the horizon next summer:

“It is normal that I am pleased to be linked with so many big teams, but if I have to change then I have an important choice to make,” he said at a pre-match press conference for the Italy vs Portugal international friendly next week.

“Next year there are the Euros and I want to be a protagonist for Italy. That’s not to say it can’t happen at Borussia Dortmund because they have changed the coach and that could create new opportunities. but I might not stay at Dortmund,” Immobile added.

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