Reports emanating from Spain state that Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain is the subject of Liverpool interest.
Fed up after the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, the Argentine marksman will be available for around £30m, but with the Reds currently under financial fair play investigation, blowing another stack of cash in the winter transfer window looks unlikely.
Price is arguably the biggest factor behind the microscopically short 1/5 that says Higuain won’t be a Liverpool player on 02/09/15.
If bolstering their arsenal remains a priority, however, then they should consider these three Serie A striking alternatives to the former Real Madrid man.
He may be 32, but this fellow ex-Blancos forward is producing the most consistent form of his career at Parma.
I Crociati faithful have savoured three strikes from the diminutive line-leader so far this term after he fired 12 and assisted six more last time around.
Unlike Higuain, Cassano is a versatile forward and can be equally effective wide in a front three as he can through the middle.
Southampton still employ the Argentinean-born goal-getter and if this summer taught us anything, it’s that Brendan Rodgers will pay literally whatever it takes to land Saints stars.
They probably won’t have to shell out the customary £20m-plus to sign him either, with the St Mary’s club wanting rid.
Currently on loan at Inter, he has bagged three and laid on two in just two starts in the Kingdom of Calcio so far this season.
His uplifting-effect on the Nerazzurri, however, is typified through the incredible statistic that he has been on the pitch for 18 of their 20 goals scored so far.
A tenacious attacker with an unrelenting work ethic, Carlitos is as close to a like-for-like Luis Suarez replacement as Liverpool are likely to find.
He has fired four in as many outings domestically and abroad so far and will have just one year left on his current deal after this season.