Liverpool striker target Mirko Vucinic could leave Roma in January, according to the player's agent.
Live4Liverpool reports that Eugene Ascari refused to rule out a move away from the Serie 'A' outfit when questioned by the Italian media, providing hope for for Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson.
The Reds have been linked with a string of striker in recent weeks, including Vucinic, and it appears the Liverpool boss will make a move for a forward in January as he searches for a foil for Fernando Torres.
Roma's management are thought to have the final say on wheather the player is allowed to leave the Eternal City, but Vucinic's comments two months ago provide Liverpool with much hope.
“I am very happy there is a lot of interest from the Premier League, and I hope to do my best and have a great game. The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world," said the player in October.
The Montenegro international has an impressive strike rate for both club and country, and has been watched by a string of top European clubs in recent seasons.
Liverpool would have to pay a fee in the region of £19 million for the player, a potential stumbling block in any possible deal.
The arrival of NESV on Anfield means that Hodgson could afford the player if he wanted, but the Liverpool boss will have to decide if the fee represents good value-for-money for the Merseyside outfit.