Liverpool are reportedly planning a January move for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz.
The Reds, who were already facing lack of options up front, received a major blow when the Italian Football Federation revealed that Fabio Borini fractured a bone in his right foot, while on duty with Azzurri's U21 side.
Liverpool had loaned out Andy Carroll to West Ham United on the summer transfer deadline day and now Brendan Rodgers has only Luis Suarez left in his ranks as a recognised senior striker. And, according to TalkSport, the Northern Irishman is considering making an approach for Yilmaz.
The Turkey international scored 33 goals in 34 league games for Trabzonspor last season, attracting interest from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur. However, the player chose to stay in the Super Lig and joined defending champions Galatasaray. The 27-year- old, who is valued at around £13m, has continued his sublime form in front of goal, netting five times in six league matches this term.
Meanwhile, it is not known how long Borini will be out of action. Liverpool will assess the damage when the striker returns to Anfield. The 21-year-old, who joined the Reds from Roma in the summer for a fee understood to be around £11m, was training with the Italy U21s for their fixture against Sweden, when he got injured.
Borini, who featured in the Azzurri's Euro 2012 squad, was axed from the senior side after struggling to perform in the English top flight. The former Chelsea man has scored only once in 10 games for the Merseyside outfit this season but insisted that he does not regard his decision to return to the Premier League as a mistake.
"I have got no regrets about choosing Liverpool. Going abroad for a young person is an opportunity to grow and then there is the possibility to work better," Sky Sports quoted Borini as saying.
"The return to the Under 21s? I don't consider it a downgrading. For me it is always a privilege to wear the Azzurri shirt, both for the senior and the Under 21 team. I am glad to be here and I have as an additional incentive the aim of returning to the senior side," the forward added.
Liverpool, who are currently 14th in the league table, welcome newly promoted Reading to Anfield on 20 October.