Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on completing a sensational summer swoop for Juventus striker Carlos Tevez if he's unable to persuade Luis Suarez to lead their Champions League charge next season, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Suarez has been magnificent this season in a breathtaking run of form that has helped Liverpool move to within seven points of winning their first league title since 1990, but did try very publicly to engineer a move away from Anfield last summer.
Thankfully for Reds fans those memories of last year have been put in the shade by performances on the pitch, with Suarez scoring 30 goals in as many Premier League games, but Spanish giants Real Madrid are always in the market for top players and believed to be monitoring his progress closely.
With that in mind the Italian media believe Liverpool have a contingency plan that quite incredibly involves Tevez, a player who enjoyed seven prolific but controversial seasons in England with West Ham, Manchester United and their noisy neighbours Man City.
The 30-year-old only signed for Juve last summer but has adapted brilliantly to life in Serie A, netting 20 goals in all competitions, but if Liverpool come calling this summer Corriere dello Sport believe a deal can be done regardless.
Reds boss Rodgers will definitely be looking to strengthen his squad this summer with Champions League football guaranteed, but a move for the 30-year-old Argentine striker has to be considered amongst the most far-fetched but potentially astonishing transfer rumours to be reported so far in 2014.