Paco Alcacer
Valencia striker Paco Alcacer is a reported January target for Liverpool and AC MilanGetty

Liverpool are considering a move to sign Valencia striker Paco Alcacer this month, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.

The 21-year-old has already bagged 10 goals and has four assists to his name in all competitions this season. His contract at Mestalla runs down in the summer of 2016, who will look to sign a new deal with the striker.

The La Liga outfit opened discussions on Alcacer's future at the start of the season. However, the player is yet to come to a conclusion and has reportedly refused to put pen on paper.

The Spanish international has a release clause of €18m in his contract and interested clubs will have to meet this asking price in order to let Valencia part ways with the player.

A report in talkSPORT claims that Liverpool have already held talks with Alcacer's agent over a potential switch to Anfield in the ongoing transfer window.

The Merseyside club have struggled while going on attack as first choice strikers Mario Ballotelli and Rickie Lambert have failed to fire, while Fabio Borini has seen his first team appearances being limited.

Brendan Rodgers has seen star striker Daniel Sturridge spend time on the treatment table with multiple injuries since September, but is likely to return to action this month. In his absence, the Reds manager fielded the former Manchester City man, who has flopped as he is yet to score in the Premier League.

Alcacer's form has attracted interest from clubs across Europe. Any move from Liverpool will see them face competition from Italian giants AC Milan, who are also in the frame for the striker's signature.

Milan on the other hand are struggling up front as their strikers have failed to find the back of the net regularly this season.

Alcacer came up through the ranks of Valencia's youth setup before breaking into the first team in 2010. He wants to continue with his current employers, but the ongoing contract saga at Mestalla has brought the player in the spotlight.