Liverpool are close to signing West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, according to Metro.
Brendan Rodgers is eager to boost his strike options in January following his side’s recent failure to replicate the gung-ho approach that almost won them their first Premier League title last season.
The sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and injuries to Daniel Sturridge, as well Mario Balotelli’s poor start to life at Anfield, has left Rodgers desperate to bring in some goal scoring quality as soon as possible.
And he has identified Berahino as the ideal striker to inject some much needed potency in attack as he aims to mastermind a push for a top six finish in the second half of the season.
It is believed Liverpool have offered West Brom around £24million for the England international and are hoping that high fee will ensure they beat other interested parties – such as Tottenham – to his signature.