Liverpool have had major issues in their attack following the departure of Luis Suarez in the summer, which have been compounded by Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes.
With Rickie Lambert not given much of a chance to play consistently and Mario Balotelli failing to make an impression, the consensus is that the Anfield outfit will have an eye on the market this January.
The latest centre forward to be linked with a potential switch to Brendan Rodgers’ men is Valencia’s Spain international Paco Alcacer.
The 21-year-old has impressed over the last 18 months for the Mestalla side and is currently caught up in a contract stand-off.
Marca today state that Liverpool and AC Milan have both made enquires over Alcacer’s availability as he is yet to extend his stay with Valencia.
Negotiations over a new deal are said to have stalled after a number of months of discussions; the centre forward’s current contract with his boyhood club is set to expire in the summer of 2016.
Alcacer is highly rated due to his La Liga showings and he has netted three goals in five caps for his country.
The report claims that the forward would prefer to extend his stay with Valencia, but with no agreement reached after extensive negotiations the situation is up in the air.