Dirk Kuyt’s imminent exit from Liverpool could be as part of a swap deal with Fiorentina for Juan Manuel Vargas.
The Serie A club are determined to land Kuyt during the summer transfer window, but face strong competition from Hamburg for his signature.
A clause in the Dutchman’s contract means he can leave Anfield for just £1million, but Fiorentina apparently have another idea in mind.
Reports in the Italian press claimed they are willing to take Kuyt as part-payment for the £12million-rated Vargas.
The Peruvian wing-back has been on the Reds’ radar for the past year, but the departures of Damien Comolli and Kenny Dalglish mean it is not clear whether he remains a target.
Fiorentina seemingly now plan to find out whether new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in the 28-year-old by proposing a swap deal.
Vargas was watched by Arsenal and Manchester United ahead of the January transfer window, but neither club followed up their interest with a bid after discovering the asking