Liverpool have set their sights on signing Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani in the summer transfer window. The 29-year-old has two years left on his contract at Parc des Princes and is attracting interest from top European clubs.
According to Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web, the Ligue 1 winners have already started discussing the option of handing the Uruguayan international a new deal. Currently the striker is with his national side for the 2016 Copa America Centenario in the United States.
At PSG, Cavani will be the first choice striker after Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed that he will be leaving the French giants. The club eyes the South American frontman as the man to lead their attack following the Swede's exit.
The former Napoli man is looking for other options and has set his sights on playing in a competitive league. The Premier League has emerged as a potential destination and his entourage is pushing him to make a switch to England.
Jurgen Klopp's side have emerged as a club interested in securing Cavani's services and the player is "seriously considering" the opportunity to move to England's top flight club competition. Liverpool are not the only club keen on landing PSG attacker.
Champions League finalist Atletico Madrid and Italian champions Juventus are also in the race for Cavani. The Spanish capital club will be unwilling to meet the striker's wage demands, while an option of returning to the Serie A has been ruled out, allowing Liverpool to be the front runners for his signature.
Earlier in March, when questioned whether he would prefer a move to England, he said, as reported earlier by IBTimes UK: "Which player does not like the English league? It is one of the best in the world. It is normal, a league like this always attracts you."
"Football has many surprises. So much can happen that today one cannot say [where the future lies], I honestly do not know. Things change suddenly. You have to give their best at the right time. Today I am in Paris and I hope that everything can continue in the same way and we can win as much as possible."