According to reports in Italy, highly rated Lazio striker Ciro Immobile may well be on Liverpool’s radar for the summer transfer window.
Il Messaggero claim that the Reds sent scouts to the San Paolo on Sunday to keep a close eye on the Italian hitman – he was on the scoresheet as Lazio were defeated 2-1 by Napoli.
Domestic rivals Chelsea are also rumoured to be in for Immobile’s signature, but with the imminent arrival of Gonzalo Higuain they will more than likely end their interest, at least for now.
With Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi both tipped to leave Anfield at the end of the season, the Italian international would almost immediately end Liverpool’s striker crisis.
The 28-year-old netted a remarkable 29 goals in Serie A last season, narrowly beating the likes of Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala to the golden boot.
Immobile has already played under German manager Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund. However, he failed to impress and only found the net three times in his first and only season at Dortmund.
The prolific striker would not be the only big name striker that Liverpool are keeping tabs on – RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner’s future is still very much undecided and he appears to be Liverpool’s preferred option if they can get him.
It seems that Lazio are very reluctant to sell the in demand Immobile in the near future, as a new five-year deal was finalised in early October.