Liverpool have abandoned their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, in favour of a move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Daily Star.
Brendan Rodgers is thought to be chasing a top class striker to compliment Daniel Sturridge and summer signing Mario Balotelli in January, and has been linked with both forwards.
But the publication reckons Rodgers has decided Higuain is the man he wants at Anfield, and is said to be preparing a £31million bid for when the January transfer window opens.
Higuain moved to Napoli in the summer of 2013, but could be sold as Napoli find themselves in a difficult financial situation.
The Serie A side failed to qualify for the Champions League having lost their play off to Athletic Bilbao, and former Reds boss Rafael Benitez finds himself under mounting pressure.
Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is said to be waiting in the wings should Benitez get the chop, meaning Liverpool would fancy their chances of landing Higuain with the current uncertainty surrounding the club.
Would you welcome the signing of Gonzalo Higuain at Liverpool? Let us know your thoughts below.
Yes He Is A Good Stiker
Yes Higuain Is A Very Nice Striker For Liverpool He Will Help Us Get To The Top
Higuain No. We already hve 5 average strikers & only Sturridge impressng, we nd a top class striker if we r 2 compete with top clubs. Higuain since failed at Real
We need someone to help sturridge,and need i say how do you replace suarez,i think Higuain would take some of the weight off sturridge.Then we have had a lot of injuries at the wrong time,then again is there a right time.We will be alright once we get some luck i mean we are making enough chances,they have to start going in.Jus a little patients Brendon will get it right you will see.