Liverpool rejected Manchester City’s second bid for Raheem Sterling this week – reportedly worth £40m.
The Reds accept that the 20-year-old will be sold this summer, but Anfield chiefs are confident of getting the full £50m asking price.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool would like to replace Sterling with AS Monaco star Lucas Ocampos, who is valued at around £14m.
Argentine Ocampos is the same age as Sterling and he could prove to be even better than the England international.
Ocampos scored two goals in 14 Ligue 1 games during a loan spell at Marseille last season, but only three of those 14 appearances were as a starter.