By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a surprise swoop for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to a report.
Italian transfer website Tuttomercato claim the Uruguayan’s representatives are keen to force a move to the Premier League while members of his family have also requested he leave the French capital.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s impending move to Manchester United would guarantee Cavani more game time at the Parc des Princes but it is reported he could nonetheless be tempted by a move to join Klopp on Merseyside.
Cavani has hit 81 goals in 148 games across all competitions for the Ligue 1 giants, with 19 goals in 32 league appearances this season.
The striker joined PSG in 2013 from Napoli, in a deal worth around £50million, and at that point he signed a £100,000-a-week contract that runs until 2018, according to sport business website TotalSportek, who released PSG’s list of salaries in 2016.
Liverpool have been linked with a number of strikers this summer, despite already having a number of options in Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi.
However, Klopp looks likely to offload Benteke and his replacement could be a star name such as Cavani or Jamie Vardy.
Klopp’s relationship with Benteke has been fractured, with the German struggling to find the Belgian striker a role in his set-up.
In other Liverpool news, they lead the chase for a £63million Barcelona player.