The Porto striker looks set for a move to Italy.
FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez is going to snub Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur and instead join AS Roma for £27.5m.
This is according to reports in the Daily Express who say that we are targeting the Colombia international as the solution to the current issues in attack at Anfield.
Yet £27.5m for a 28-year-old with no Premier League experience could prove to be too risky a deal, even if Martinez has been in fine form since joining Porto in 2012.
To date the South American has 77 goals in 112 games for the Portuguese side and with new signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert struggling, it wouldn’t be too surprising to learn that Brendan Rodgers had taken a closer look at the forward.
However, after such a huge outlay on transfer fees over the summer it would make more sense to work with what we’ve got currently and Rodgers appears to have found something of a winning formula.
The 4-1 league victory over Swansea City on Monday night saw Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana supporting Raheem Sterling as a makeshift No.9 and the system looked good.
Whether it is a long-term solution is another matter, but throwing more money at the problem is probably not a good idea.