Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is plotting a stunning move to bring Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to Anfield before the end of the transfer window.
The Reds chief has placed the Urugyuan at the top of his hit list as he continues his search for a strike that can fill in for the suspended Luis Suarez. Andy Carroll continues to struggle with the anniversary of his record breaking £35 million move from Newcastle fast approaching whilst Dirk Kuyt’s drop in form has persuaded Dalglish he needs a proven centre forward to fire the club back into Europe.
Whilst Craig Bellamy has impressed up front the Welshman is always susceptible to breaking down with injury and Dalglish know’s he can’t rely on Carroll and Kuyt to provide goals. Liverpool have scored just four times in as many Premier League games since Suarez’s suspension winning just once and dropping below Arsenal and Newcastle in pursuit of the top four.
Cavani has now emerged as a serious target for the 60-year-old who is toying with the idea of pairing him with fellow countryman Suarez in a devastating attacking partnership. The duo linked up to great effect in the World Cup two years ago and Dalglish is convinced the partnership could turn the club into serious title contenders next season.
The 24-year-old certainly knows where the net is scoring 51 times in 72 games since moving to the Stadio San Paolo in the summer of 2010 but could be coaxed into joining Suarez in England. Chelsea and Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in Cavani but were put off by Napoli’s £30 million asking price although it’s thought Dalglish is willing to spend big to capture the 6ft 2in striker.