Liverpool are confident of putting together and completing a huge £30 million move for Porto striker Jackson Martinez in January, as reported by the Daily Express.
While the player himself has admitted that he is hopeful of receiving offers from clubs at the end of the season, reports are now suggesting that Liverpool are sincerely hopeful of signing him in January.
They will attempt to secure Martinez’s signing in the winter transfer window after their early season struggles have seen them fail to replicate last year’s blistering form.
The loss of striker Luis Suarez in the summer to Barcelona has clearly hurt them.
They sit a huge 15 points away from league leaders Chelsea after only 11 games.
While manager Brendan Rodgers sought to replace the quality of Suarez with quantity elsewhere, summer signings Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic have all struggled in front of goal.
As a result, Rodgers is now seeking to pair Martinez with Daniel Sturridge in a new look strike force.