Liverpool are interested in signing Fiorentina winger Juan Manuel Vargas, according to the player's agent.

Vargas has one year left on his current contract, and has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer. The Peru international was reportedly a target for Arsenal 12 months ago, but the Gunners are thought to have dropped out after signing Germany international Lukas Podolski.

But Liverpool could still face competition for his signature from Spanish side Malaga and a number of Serie 'A' sides who are keen to keep the 28-year-old in Italy.

The player's representative, Jorge Cyterszpiler, has indicated that several interested parties are monitoring the Fiorentina player's availability, but stressed that there have been no official approaches yet.

"There is the possibility that he [Vargas] will leave Fiorentina," said Cyterszpiler. "He didn't have the best of seasons and he needs to make up for it next season. Liverpool is an option, but there is also Malaga that has the fascination of playing in next season's Champions League."

New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' has inherited a Reds side that struggled to score goals at Anfield last season, and Vargas could provide the crosses to get £35million striker Andy Carroll back among the goals.

With Craig Bellamy reportedly considering his Anfield future and Dirk Kuyt already on his way to Turkey, Rodgers only has England midfielder Stewart Downing as an out-and-out winger.

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