Liverpool is reportedly ready to take their interest in Anzhi Makhachkala striker Lacina Troare to the next level by making an offer in the January transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, Traore has been told he is allowed to leave the club with Liverpool firm favourites to sign the Ivory Coast international.
Liverpool has already attempted to sign the 6ft 8in striker before Anzhi pulled out late in the negotiations, the article reports, and will try to take advantage of Anzhi’s financial problems which has seen them sell Willian and Samuel Eto’o to Chelsea.
The Metro reports that Traore’s agent, Dmitry Selyuk, has said that the player is free to leave Russia should a good enough offer come in during the transfer window.
“If a good offer arrives that suits us then Lacina is free to leave in January,” said Selyuk.
“The demand for him is huge in Russia and especially in Europe.”
The tall striker has a good record in his last 27 games for Anzhi, scoring 13 goals as he hopes to land himself a move to a bigger club.