Liverpool chase bargain Atletico striker

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Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli.

The Brazilian international has been in wonderful form for Galo in his homeland since moving from Flamengo in January 2009, and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has previously sent scouts to monitor the 25-year-old.

Tardelli started his career with Sao Paulo, and spent brief loan periods in Europe with Real Betis and PSV Eindhoven during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns respectively.

A 2008 switch to Flamengo proved unsuccessful for the striker, who would move to his current club after just 16 Brazilian league appearances.

At Mineiro, Tardelli has been rejuvenated, scoring 19 goals in 33 Brazilian Serie 'A' appearances. This fine form earned a call-up to Dunga's national squad for the friendly against Estonia, and Tardelli is on the reserve list for Brazil's South Africa World Cup squad.

The Daily Mail reports that Mineiro have put a £5 million valuation on the head of their striker, and informed the Reds of this figure. The paper also notes that West Ham are interested in bringing the forward to the Premier League.

Benitez is understood to be working under tight financial transfer restrictions, but this relatively low asking price provides the Spaniard with an interesting South American option when the window opens in January.

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