Merely six months after completing a summer move from Feyenoord to Internazionale, Liverpool continue their interest in Dutch forward, Luc Castaignos.
The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield for the past week or so and speculation may tell today with the Reds hopeful of signing the youngster.
The 19 year-old has started only twice for the Italian giants this season and may be tempted by the offer if it would mean more game time.
Despite only featuring for Holland’s Under-21 side on three occasions, Castaignos will undoubtedly be eager to increase his playing time in the coming months given the outside chance of a call-up to the senior side for Euro 2012.
Although a permanent deal seems unlikely this late on in the window, it’s believed that Castaignos could seal a loan move with the Premier League.
Liverpool are known to be in the market for a forward to help the likes of Craig Bellamy and Luis Suarez – who is close to returning from his eight week ban – in attack.
Andy Carroll continues to fail in the search for his shooting boots and although Kenny Dalglish remains adamant that the 23 year-old is a part of his long-term plans, it doesn’t help that news has surfaced that Manchester City recently rejected a swap deal from the Reds which would see Carlos Tevez moving in the opposite direction.
Casaignos scored 15 goals in 41 appearances for Feyenoord and is also attracting domestic interest with Bologna said to be close to sealing his loan signature also.
Inter will more likely want to see their player go to a foreign outfit instead of helping out league rivals and Castaignos could be a Liverpool in February as Dalglish looks to settle some attacking issues within his side.