Corriere dello Sport reports that Dusan Vlahovic will be available for €70million (£59.2m) in January and €40million (£33.8m) in the summer.
The Fiorentina forward is a hot commodity in the world of football and the Reds are one of several top clubs interested, although the report says Italian stalwarts Juventus are favourites.
This season, Vlahovic is the Serie A joint top scorer with 10 goals and two assists, with Ciro Immobile matching him.
However, the Serbian has the superior goal per 90 ratio, and from 10 shots fewer, highlighting his impressive finishing.
In October, a report from Tuttomercato Web claimed that Liverpool are now ‘willing to invest significant sums’ to sign Vlahovic. Before another report, this time from Calciomercato, suggested that Liverpool sent a scout to watch him play against Juventus.
It does seem like there is genuine interest in Vlahovic from the Reds. It is doubtful they are ready to spend the £59.2m required to get him in January but £33.8m in June sounds like a bargain.
It would mean FSG would save £25.4m by waiting six months, which makes a lot of sense given that it takes a while for forwards, in particular, to adjust to Jurgen Klopp’s demanding tactical system.
I still have concerns over whether Vlahovic is someone that suits the system Klopp has in place at Liverpool, as he is not a player famed for his high pressing or ability to win the ball back in the final third.
That said, he is a clinical no.9 and it would be fascinating to see Mohamed Salah play with him, especially after the wonderful connection he had with Edin Dzeko at AS Roma.
Between then, they got a combined 48 goals and 30 assists in what has to be remembered as one of the greatest partnerships not just in Italian football history but overall.