Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to launch an ambitious bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer if the club qualify for the Champions League, with The Metro reporting that Spanish publication Marca believe a deal is possible.
Benzema is very mucha starting star striker at the Bernabeu this season under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring 14 times in 23 La Liga games this season, but Liverpool are on the lookout for world-class additions to match their European ambitions and the French striker certainly fits the bill.
The Reds have reportedly been informed by a third-party agent that Benzema has not ruled out of the idea of leaving Madrid at the end of the season, making it clear that the forward would be receptive to an exit offer if Champions League football is guaranteed.
Rodgers would surely face stiff competition for Benzema's signature even if Madrid were prepared to entertain the idea of making changes in attack at the close of the campaign, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger a long-term admirer of the former Lyon forward.
If Liverpool can finish the job in terms of securing a top-four finish then recruiting star players will be their primary objective over the summer, competing for quality additions in Benzema's bracket if available.
The Merseyside giants are hardly short of attacking impetus though, with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge spearheading a pacy line-up which has already smashed in 66 goals in 26 Premier League games so far this season.