FC Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun insists he has not yet received an offer from Liverpool, but suggests he would consider a move to Anfield.

Azmoun, 21, has been credited with interest from clubs across Europe with Everton, Stoke City, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Olympique Marseille are all said to be monitoring the player. Somewhat prematurely dubbed "The Iranian Messi," Azmoun is also the subject of interest from Liverpool, with the Guardian claiming Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring in the player in January to provide cover for Sadio Mane when the Senegal international departs for the Africa Cup of Nations in the New Year.

Azmoun's agent recently played down talk of a winter move, suggesting his client was concentrating solely on becoming one of the best forwards in the Russian Premier League.

But while he is unaware of any official offers, the Iran international has refused to rule out a move.

"Ajax, PSV or Liverpool? I have no received any offers," Azmoun was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. "If there are, then I am going to take my time to look into it, whether it's come from Liverpool or other clubs."

Azmoun scored nine goals in 24 appearances for Rostov last season and has continued to enhance his reputation this term, scoring against both Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich in his club's Champions League group campaign.

Liverpool's decision to consider reinforcements in attack was also prompted by Danny Ings' season-ending injury. Ings, 24, missed almost the entire 2015-16 campaign after he suffered a serious anterior cruciate knee ligament injury just months on from joining the club from Burnley.

He suffered another setback in Liverpool's EFL Cup fourth round clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in October, suffering cartilage damage in his other knee.