LIVERPOOL are plotting a move for Juventus star Federico Chiesa, according to reports.
And they want to bring him to Anfield to replace Mohamed Salah.
The Egypt international has scored 17 goals in all comps this season, seven of which have come in the Champions League.
But he’s struggled to hit the heights of previous years for the Reds and has struck just seven times in the Premier League.
As a result, he’s in danger of failing to hit 20 league goals for just the second time since he arrived on Merseyside in 2017.
The funds made from Salah’s sale would go towards trying to sign the 25-year-old.
This comes despite Chiesa only recently recovering from an ACL injury which kept him out for around 10 months.
Prior to his layoff, he’d been in excellent form following his arrival in Turin in 2020.
And his club performances have helped him become a regular on the international stage, notably staring to help Italy win Euro 2020.
But the report claims that Liverpool would be forced to pay at least around £53m for his services.
The Reds have already signed Cody Gakpo this month, but the Dutchman is yet to score or assist in his first four appearances.