Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is still assessing the possibility of bringing Paris Saint-Germain striker Kevin Gameiro to Anfield if a move for Daniel Sturridge falls at the wayside.
The Northern Irishman is keen to add some depth to Liverpool's options in attack and his number one target has always been the Chelsea forward. However, it seems there are alternatives if a deal cannot be reached with the west London club.
Reports in the Liverpool Echo claim that Rodgers will also look at the possibility of signing Gameiro on loan until the end of the season.
The France international has seen his opportunities severely limited at PSG since the arrival of Zalatan Ibrahimovic in the summer and has started just three league games this season.
With a further eight appearances from the bench, Gameiro has still managed to score four league goals but has struggled to convince manager Carlo Ancelotti that he deserves a run in the starting XI.
Liverpool remain desperately short of options in attack as Luis Suarez has been the only fit senior striker in recent months after the injury to Fabio Borini.
The Echo believes that Liverpool have made it clear to the agent of Sturridge that they will not be held to ransom having spent some £30million in agent fees over the past four years.
Should the representatives of Sturridge continue to hold out for various clauses then Liverpool will focus their attention of landing Gameiro in what would be a much more straight forward deal.
Gameiro was signed by PSG in the summer of 2011 after impressing for Lorient and did score 11 league goals in his first season in the French capital.
However, with Ibrahimovic now leading the line he may consider leaving the club to secure more regular football, much in the same way that Nuri Sahin agreed to leave Real Madrid in order to join Liverpool on a season long loan.
What is clear is that Rodgers and his team at Liverpool are working hard in order to make sure that a forward arrives as early as possible during the January transfer window.