Liverpool could be set to make a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile this summer, according to reports in Italy.
Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports how, the Reds are lining up a bid for the Italy international, with a view to replacing Mario Balotelli.
“Ciro Immobile could be leaving Germany for England. Liverpool are interested in the Italian striker, the Reds have contacted Borussia Dortmund’s director (Michael) Zorc,” he said.
“Immobile could replace Balotelli at Anfield since Super Mario is set to leave Rodgers’ club. After leaving Italy last summer, Immobile could be heading to England – Liverpool is taking concrete steps to acquire him.”
The 25-year-old made the move to Dortmund last summer, following a hugely impressive stint with Torino in 2013/14 where he scored 23 times in just 34 appearances.
Just three goals in the Bundesliga has seen Immobile’s form dip, however, with Dortmund languishing at the bottom of the league for much of the season.
With Jurgen Klopp leaving as manager in the summer, and doubts remaining over the futures of key players like Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, it would appear likely that Immobile will move on.
Whether a (probable) lack of Champions League football at Anfield would work against Liverpool remains to be seen, but the Italian would certainly be a welcome addition as Brendan Rodgers looks to add depth and quality in attack in the summer.
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