Reds in battle for Italian star?
Liverpool and Chelsea are keeping a keen eye on Lazio hotshot Ciro Immobile, reports have claimed. Both Premier League sides are looking to bring in fresh faces up front in January, with Chelsea especially in desperate need of a reliable goalscorer. It is the Reds, however, who could have the upper hand, for they have sent a scout to watch the Italy international against Napoli in Serie A on Sunday, according to Il Messagero.
Liverpool also have a stable relationship with Lazio, having allowed Luis Alberto and Lucas Leiva to join the club in 2016 and 2017, respectively. On top of that, Chelsea will only move for the former Dortmund man if their pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain falls flat, so bank on a lot of links between the two clubs and Immobile throughout January.