Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Sevilla winger Diego Perotti with great interest, but will face competition from Everton in their pursuit of the Argentine.
According to talkSPORT, scouts from the Merseyside rivals have been to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to watch the 22-year-old in action and have been 'highly impressed' by his performances.
Reportedly valued at £16 million, Perotti could be available in the summer should Sevilla's demands be met - with Liverpool seemingly more likely to meet the valuation than Everton.
The Toffees' financial constraints have been well-documented while, conversely, Liverpool demonstrated their financial clout in January with the acquisitions of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are expected to back Kenny Dalglish - or whoever the permanent manager may be next season - with significant transfer funds as they further look to transform fortunes at Anfield.
The signing of Perotti would certainly signify positive intent from the Liverpool owners, with the potential completion of a deal representing quite a coup for the Anfield club.
Liverpool are known to be keen to add more penetration on the flanks and the signing of Perotti would go some way to Damien Comolli achieving his objective.
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