Liverpool have allegedly been rebuffed in a bid for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora.
Roy Hodgson is a known admirer of the 29-year-old having worked him during their time together at Craven Cottage, and the Telegraph reports that the Liverpool boss made an official enquiry regarding the availability of the centre-forward.
The Telegraph suggests that, while the Reds were in negotiations to sign Paul Konchesky from the Cottagers, the possibility of securing a deal for Zamora was raised with Fulham representatives.
However, the London club remain adamant that the England international is not for sale and, hence, swiftly moved to reject Liverpool's advances.
Speculation was mounting that the Merseysiders were prepared to offer a sizeable £10 million for the former West Ham forward, but Hodgson must now look elsewhere to bolster his strike-force.
The 63-year-old is desperate to add another goalscorer to his squad before the transfer window closes this evening, but says he is only interested in bringing the right man to Anfield.
"If we could get us a striker who could really take the pressure off Fernando Torres from time to time that would be very useful," he admitted.
"But we still haven't found the right man and time is running out for us.
"I think it could be the icing on the cake but I'm anxious not to bring in people who I don't think are good enough.
"Just spending money to bring someone in to say we have another player could be a mistake."
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