Liverpool have opened talks with Monaco over a deal to bring Radamel Falcao to Anfield, reports The Metro.
The former Atletico Madrid star looks set to leave the Ligue 1 moneybags in this transfer window, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in his services. The same report has suggested that the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid are interested in the forward, but it now appears that Liverpool are in the driving seat to land the superstar.
Italian journalist Mina Rzouki has suggested that Liverpool have held positive talks over the striker who spent a large part of last season on the sidelines with a knee injury. It appears, then, that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is determined to land the forward, as he goes in search of a replacement for Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan international was, of course, sold to Spanish giants Barcelona in this transfer window, and the Reds have already recruited ex-Southampton star Rickie Lambert to help them in attack next term. As well as Lambert, Liverpool have also secured the signature of Belgian youngster Divock Origi, but the 19-year-old has been shipped out on loan for the up coming season.
Falcao, then, would prove the marquee signing that Liverpool fans crave following Suarez's exit. The Colombian hitman - who was ruled out of this summer's World Cup because of his injury - is recognised as one of the leading strikers in world football, and would certainly prove a major coup for the Anfield outfit.
It appears that if the Reds do bring the talented forward to Merseyside, that he could join the club on loan ahead of a permanent deal. It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid step up their interest in the player anytime soon.
Despite the sale of Suarez, Liverpool fans will certainly be excited ahead of the new season as the club embark upon a European campaign. As well as looking to achieve in the Champions League, Rodgers will be hoping to go one better in the Premier League after the club secured a runners-up spot last time out.
Liverpool have splashed the cash in this window, with the likes of Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Co. also signed. The signature of Falcao, though, could prove the best one yet for the Reds boss.