Media reports linking Liverpool with double Serie A raid as Brendan Rodgers boosts attacking options

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Liverpool are reportedly targeting Roma’s Miralem Pjanic and Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain…

Liverpool are chasing a double raid on Serie A giants Roma and Napoli, according to various media reports. The Reds are targeting both midfielder Miralem Pjanic and striker Gonzalo Higuain.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Brendan Rodgers is eyeing up Bosnian Pjanic as a potential long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard, and is ready to make a £23.5m bid.

The source also suggests that Anfield bosses will offer the 24-year-old a £4m-a-year wage packet, as they attempt to beat German champions Bayern Munich to the player’s signature.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express believe that Liverpool are going to push through their prospective move for Higuain six months earlier than planned, to try and solve their striker crisis.

The Reds were rumoured to be interested in taking Higuain in the summer, but they could make the £30m offer to Napoli as early as next week, with Daniel Sturridge still stuck on the sidelines.

According to the source, now the Serie A side have wrapped up the £11m signing of Sampdoria frontman Manolo Gabbiadini as a potential replacements, the Argentinian might be allowed to leave the club.

However, both deals remain optimistic hopes for Liverpool fans, with Rodgers telling reporters ahead of this weekend’s game with Sunderland that his side face a challenge to attract big-name signings.

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