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Liverpool €14 million striker target wants to be next Anfield hero

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Liverpool striker target Cleo has opened the door to a potential January move.

The Partizan Belgrade striker has been on the Anfield radar for some time now, with Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson thought to be keen on the player as a potential foil for Fernando Torres.

Signed by the Serbian SuperLiga outfit in 2009, Cleo has scored more than a goal every other game for the Crno-beli, form which has led to speculation over a move away from the Stadion FK Partizan.

The club are thought to be willing to listen to offers for the player after a valuation in the region of €14 million, and despite previously admitting being in the dark over a link to Liverpool, Cleo has fueled speculation over a potential Anfield switch.

"I will only leave Belgrade if I get an offer which I couldn't say no to," SkySports reports that the player told Serbian reporters.

"Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world and who wouldn't like to play football at Anfield?"

The come-and-get-me plea comes ahead of Partizan's Champions League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow (Wednesday), and Liverpool could send scouts to watch the player in the crunch clash.

"My club will have the last answer. They will do what will be best for them," Cleo concluded to reporters.

Liverpool have money to spend in the January transfer window following the arrival of NESV as new owners at the club, and a transfer war chest in the region of £35 million is thought to be on offer for the former Fulham boss.

A wish list of 'five or six' players is thought to have been drawn up by the Merseyside outfit, but Cleo's admission of a desire to play for Liverpool could change the club's thinking over striker signing options.

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