Liverpool and Chelsea are both preparing an offer to sign Seydou Doumbia from CSKA Moscow with hopes of luring him to the English Premier League as soon as January, Metro reports.
The 26-year-old has been in very good form this season, recently netting a brace against Manchester City in the Champions League, greatly putting a dent on their qualification chances.
Brendan Rodgers is believed to have already sent scouts to watch the £15m-rated Ivorian striker on five separate occasions, tipping that a solid move could be in the books.
The Reds have found it really hard to replicate last season’s free scoring run as they target another forward despite recently signing Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert.
Jose Mourinho is also said to be keen on adding the Moscow attacker to his already strong squad and is likely to make another attempt to bring him to Stamford Bridge after failing to secure a move in the summer.