Liverpool have potentially been handed considerable encouragement in their reported pursuit of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Serbian forward in the past, with Milan Live suggesting that the Reds are interested in his services ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Now, the Reds could have been handed a huge boost with the 21-year-old reportedly refusing to sign a new deal with Fiorentina, according to journalist Nicolo Schira.
His current deal still has two years to run but with it now ticking down to its expiry, this update could force La Viola to either cash in either this summer or next, or indeed risk losing Vlahovic on a free transfer when his current deal eventually comes to an end.
It goes without saying then that this might encourage Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards to follow up their reported interest in the striker.
He would certainly be an excellent addition should they indeed choose to do just that.
Following his breakout season in the 2018/19 season, Vlahovic has really stepped up a gear during the current campaign.
In 36 appearances in all competitions for Fiorentina, he has scored a fantastic 19 goals and sits behind just Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A scoring charts.
Those sorts of performances are not a surprise with former Fiorentina youth coach Emiliano Bigica previously suggesting that the Serbian could go on to be “one of the best strikers around”.
The news that the £22.5m-rated striker is potentially available in the coming seasons due to his refusal to sign a new contract, will of course then be a huge boost to the Reds and their potential chances of signing him, if Edwards does choose to make an offer.