Real Madrid superstar Gonzalo Higuain is being linked with a shock January move to Liverpool.
The Argentine international striker has been speculatively linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for some time, with Reds boss Kenny Dalglish thought to be an admirer of the 23-year-old and claims at the start of the month that a move was an option.
Injury problems last term stifled his progress with Los Blancos, and Jose Mourinho was reportedly willing to let the player leave during the summer transfer window.
Despite grabbing back-to-back hat-tricks in La Liga this season, his future is far from certain under 'the special one', a Spanish radio station claims Liverpool are amongst a host of big clubs tracking the situation in the capital.
With Karim Benzema emerging as the club's first choice in the position, Madrid could look to cash-in on the former River Plate starlet, providing finances for the manager to spend strengthening his squad elsewhere.
Liverpool spent big on strikers last January, bringing Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll to the club for over £55 million as Dalglish looked to make his mark at Anfield.
However, back-up in the position remains relatively light following David Ngog's exit, with Dirk Kuyt the third-choice forward despite predominantly playing on the flank during his time with Liverpool.
Higuain would certainly add to the Merseysiders' attacking credentials, although Liverpool may have to break the bank to secure his services should the claims of his availability be true.