Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to make serious moves in the summer transfer window and has turned to Italian football in order to bring in some new faces, reports Metro.
The Reds are preparing for the departure of Steven Gerrard, who is set to leave his boyhood club for LA Galaxy at the end of this season, and Rodgers is desperate to find a suitable replacement as soon as possible.
With Gerrard confirmed leaving, there are numerous reports that Lucas Leiva could join the skipper on the way out of Anfield with Inter Milan and Napoli both previously interested in signing the Brazilian.
As for signings arriving, Rodgers is monitoring three Serie A stars, with two coming from AS Roma and one coming from Lazio.
Rodgers has already been told by the club's officials that he will have funds to spend in the Summer and he has already highlighted potential Gerrard replacements.
Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan are the two midfield stars Rodgers is monitoring and The Reds boss could make a formal move for the pair at the end of the season.
Roma are wary of losing both of them with Kevin Strootman also expected to leave the club, with Manchester United interested, so Rodgers may have to choose one or the other.
Pjanic is valued at around £25 million, whilst Nainggolan is valued a bit higher at £25.5 million, and Liverpool are prepared to meet both asking prices.
As for the third player Liverpool are interested in, Rodgers wants to add more firepower up front and his attentions have turned to Lazio's Keita Balde Diao.
Rodgers' men haven't been as useful in front of goal this season as they were last and he thinks Diao could give them another outlet up front alongside Daniel Sturridge.
Lazio value Diao at around £25 million but, once again, Liverpool are prepared to meet that asking price.