Jurgen Klopp’s pursuit of midfield reinforcements could see Liverpool launch an audacious bid to bring Lucas Biglia to the club, according to Gazetta Dello Sport.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from current club Lazion in recent weeks, with Real Madrid rumoured to be among the potentially interested parties.
However, Gazetta Dello Sport is now claiming that Liverpool have entered the race to land the highly-rated Argentine.
A defensive midfielder by trade, Biglia was an integral part of the Argentina team that reached the World Cup final in 2014.
An experienced star on the continent, the 29-year-old spent seven years with Anderlecht before moving on to Lazio in 2013.
He is in the midst of his best season in front of goal for the Rome club too, having already netted four times for Lazio this term.
A dead-ball specialist who is capable of weighing in with an assist or two, the report claims he could cost the Reds as much as £21 million.
However, with Biglia keen to enjoy an extended run in the first team, a move to Liverpool could prove more palatable than a Real Madrid switch, where the South American would probably have to fight for game time.