Liverpool have been handed a massive boost in their ongoing pursuit of Ezequiel Lavezzi after Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc is reportedly set to allow the forward to leave in January.
The Reds are interested in signing the Argentine international as Brendan Rodgers is looking to add firepower to his squad after failing to land Xherdan Shaqiri, who joined Inter Milan earlier this month.
According to Le Parisien, Lavezzi has fallen out of favour at Parc des Princes and Blanc is looking to offload the attacking player in the ongoing transfer window. He missed PSG's winter training camp at Qatar along with Edinson Cavani.
The duo were suspended for three matches and after Lavezzi missed the winter training, his relationship with Blanc has been frosty. The Ligue 1 winners signed the South American for a €32m deal from Napoli in 2012, reports Le Parisien.
Blanc could allow the 29-year-old leave for €10m in the mid-season transfer window. The situation at the French capital could see Liverpool make an approach for the forward and lure him to join the Premier League club.
A report from talkSPORT claims the Merseyside club are chasing Lavezzi from the last summer transfer window and Rodgers is believed to be an admirer of the former Napoli star.
With Mario Balotelli struggling in front of goal and Daniel Sturridge still out of action since September due to injuries, the Northern Irishman will be in need of an attacking player to help Liverpool finish in the top four this season.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey will return to Anfield as he will play against the Reds wearing the Bolton Wanderers shirt.
The 37-year-old is contracted to the Championship club until the end of the season and he is hopeful that Neil Lennon's side can seal a victory over Liverpool.
"We've got a good chance," he says. "Look, they're a good side and on their day, with the players that they've got, they can beat anyone. Hopefully we'll get them on an off day," Heskey told the Guardian.