Liverpool are considering a move to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile, according to the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old joined the Bundesliga outfit from Torino last summer and has struggled in his debut season. He scored his first league goal for Dortmund in December, which came in a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg.
Despite the German outfit's poor campaign, Immobile has managed to score 10 goals in all competitions, out of which only three came in the league matches. The report claims that Dortmund are willing to let the player leave at the end of this season.
Immobile has great potential as he was the Serie A's top scorer last season with 22 goals. The Merseyside club are aware of his talent and have already made contact with Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc in order to bring the Italian international at Anfield.
The Telegraph claims Brendan Rodgers is willing to let striker Mario Balotelli leave in the summer after the former Manchester City man has struggled to impress for the Reds. He has seen his appearances being limited and failed to impress, especially when Daniel Sturridge was out for the first half of the season.
Liverpool are set for a major summer overhaul and Balotelli, along with Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini, are set for Anfield exit. The former Swansea manager has identified Immobile as a perfect replacement for his compatriot.
Earlier reports suggested that Immobile was set to return to Serie A after a dip in form at Dortmund. However, the player's agent Marco Sommella has ruled out any move to Italy and admitted that his client was not seeking a summer exit.
"There is no truth in rumours suggesting Ciro will return to Serie A. Napoli? They were not an option at the time, so we decided to make the move to Germany," Sommella explained.
"The transfer window is still far away. All I can say is that Ciro will have to overcome some obstacles at Dortmund. He signed for five years for a reason, though. It's a shame that we arrived at Dortmund ahead of one of the team's worst seasons in recent history."