In what the Daily Mirror calls an exclusive story, the British daily tabloid claims that Liverpool are working frantically behind the scenes to bring River Plate forward Lucas Alario to Anfield.
The 23-year-old Argentinean striker has along with Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund, been on the radar for some time, but now Liverpool are scrambling to clear up a mess of red tape ownership issues in order to have a deal in place before the end of the season.
Argentinean giants River Plate own 30% of the rights to Alario, while the rest is owned by an investment consortium linked to his former club Colón de Santa Fe, who are holding out till they get £4 million for their share.
River Plate meanwhile are looking to own the centre-forward out right so that they can sell him on to Liverpool for a nice profit.
River meanwhile believes that they are not far off from completing a deal, but Liverpool’s interest is pushing up the price.
As things stand at the moment, Liverpool will need River to get a deal done with the other parties as the Premier League does not allow third party ownership of players.
The final figure being talked about is of Alario costing Liverpool around £10 million, which in Premier League terms does not sound too much for a quality forward.
Have a look at Alario below and see if you think Liverpool are getting a bargain, or if the Argentinean will be a flop on Merseyside.