Liverpool are said to have agreed a fee of £12 million with Roma for the potential transfer of striker Fabio Borini, Mirror Football report.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to bolster his new squad this summer, with the contingent’s attack in need of a revamp after a poor goalscoring display in 2011-12.
The Northern Irish coach knows the Italian forward well, as Borini spent a loan spell at Swansea when Rodgers was in charge at the Liberty Stadium.
With Andy Carroll appearing to be surplus to requirements at Anfield, Rodgers has moved quickly to try and bring Borini to Merseyside.
The sprightly marksman spent last season on loan with Roma, and the capital city side bought his full ownership rights from Parma earlier this summer.
Despite this, the Serie A outfit are seemingly willing to listen to offers for their striker with Liverpool now given access to talk to the player after a fee was agreed.
A deal for the forward is thought to be close to being wrapped up, which would make Borini Rodgers’ first signing as Reds boss.
By Gareth McKnight