Liverpool are reportedly set to reignite their interest in signing former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o after failing with a move to bring Radamel Falcao to Anfield.
According to the Express, the Reds have turned their attention to the Cameroon striker as Juventus raced ahead in their battle for Colombian striker Falcao.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in a quality striker to replace Luis Suarez as right now he only has Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert as his first choice centre-forwards. The Reds boss has also signed young Belgian striker Divock Origi, but he has been loaned back to his former employers Lille for the 2014/15 season.
The Anfield club have been linked to multiple strikers during the summer transfer window, and Loic Remy was the closest to completing a move, but it collapsed at the last minture after the striker failed to pass his medical.
Wilfried Bony has been another name mentioned quite frequently and reports suggested that Liverpool were close to completing a move for the striker.
However, it seems that the Northern Irishman has turned his attention back to the former Barcelona striker, who is said to have already rejected an offer from Liverpool, as he is not willing to lower his wage demands.
The Merseyside club are not the only club interested in the former Barcelona forward, and they will face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. It is claimed that the latter two clubs also have offers on the table for the striker.
It is believed that Rodgers is now willing to give in to the striker's demands and beat Spurs and Everton to his signature.
The 33-year-old striker, who joined Chelsea last summer, is said to be looking for a lucrative one-year deal, and wants to remain in England, thus ruling out Eredivisie club Ajax from the race.