Liverpool are lining up a move for Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic as Brendan Rodgers goes about improving his strike-force at Anfield.
This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Reds hierarchy are ready to make a a £12 million move for the Montenegro international in the upcoming transfer window. Jovetic has endured a tricky time on English soil of late, failing to break into the first team on a regular basis under the guidance of boss Manuel Pellegrini.
And now it appears that, with the Sky Blues set to make big changes to their squad sooner rather than later, Jovetic could be offloaded for a cut-price fee. The 25-year-old, despite his recent struggles, would no doubt make a fine coup for Liverpool if he manages to rediscover his best form.
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It won't be easy for the Reds to sign him, however, with Serie A champions Juventus interested in his signature, according to the same report, while the Mirror also claim that Inter Milan have an interest in the forward.
Liverpool, though, will no doubt be hoping to beat the Italian duo to the player, but they may well have to step up their interest in the striker in the near future.
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It appears, then, that Liverpool chief Rodgers will attempt to play Jovetic alongside Daniel Sturridge next term once the England international returns to full fitness. Sturridge, of course, has endured a nightmare of a campaign, failing to stay fit throughout the entire season, but he will no doubt be hoping to make an impact in 2015/16.
There's no doubt about it, under Rodgers this season, the club have endured a miserable campaign in attack, with last summer's arrivals Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli having failed to prove their credentials on Merseyside.
Jovetic could be a bargain
Ok, so things haven't entirely gone to plan for the Jovetic over the last couple of years, but he may still prove a fine signing for Liverpool. At the end of the day, his record before the big-money move to the Etihad, is a fantastic one, and he has the ability to come good again.
If the Reds managed to get Sturridge back to full fitness and help Jovetic find his best form, then they would have a lethal strike-partnership once again. Rodgers must, however, not stand-still in the upcoming window, and drastically improve his side as he attempts to bring Champions League football back to the club.
Liverpool fans: Would you take Jovetic for £12m? Have your say in the comments section below!