Reports are circulating that Liverpool are trying to sign Argentine front man Mauro Zarate to bolster their attacking options.
The Reds spent big in January in acquiring Andy Carroll from Newcastle and Luis Suarez from Ajax for a combined total of £58m but manager Kenny Dalglish is not ready to rest on his laurels. Currently only Dirk Kuyt remains at Anfield as recognised back up in that department with David Ngog destined for pastures new but with the Dutchman having excelled in wide positions rather than up front during his time on Merseyside, another striker is required.
Zarate is familiar to English football fans for the half season that he spent on loand at Brimingham City in 2008. Despite bringing some South American flair to St Andrews he was unable to stave off relegation and any prospect of a permanent move was dashed.
Arsenal showed interest in the 24-year-old at the time but were priced out of a move with Lazio taking him to Italy for £16m. Now Liverpool are considering a move for Zarate but will hope to negotiate the £20m asking price down to something more palatable.