Liverpool have reportedly reignited their interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi during the ongoing January transfer window.
According to the Telegraph, the Reds have received a major boost in their pursuit of the Argentina international as the report claims that the Ligue 1 champions are willing to let the forward leave the club in January.
Brendan Rodgers is desperate to sign a forward in January as he looks to address his side's lack of goals this season despite signing Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli in the summer. Both the summer arrivals have failed to find the back of the net on a regular basis and have one goal between them in the Premier League, which was scored by the former Southampton striker.
Lavezzi joined the Ligue 1 club in the summer of 2012 following a impressive spell with Serie A club Napoli, but has failed to reach the same heights in France and is struggling to nail down a regular place in the starting XI.
This has frustrated the player and he is also looking to move away from the club in search of a new challenge. It is believed that the French champions are willing to let go of the Argentinean forward as they are targeting a move for Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan.
Gaitan, who is Lavezzi's compatriot has been strongly linked with a move away from the Portuguese club with Manchester United being touted as a possible destination.
Earlier in the season, there were reports suggesting that Louis van Gaal has sent scouts to Portugal to have the winger watched and even the Old Trafford club's record signing Angel di Maria has urged the boss to sign his international teammate, who is rated at around £30m by Benfica.