Liverpool are reportedly ready to pay Watford's £40million asking price for Ismaila Sarr.
The 22-year-old has been on the Reds' radar since he smashed two goals past them in the Hornets shock 3-0 win back in February.
Liverpool need back-up for their fearsome front three, and Sarr fits the bill as he can play on either wing or as a centre-forward.
But Watford have made it clear they want £40m for the Senegal international, who scored six goals for them last season.
And Liverpool are now prepared to meet that demand, according to The Sun.
The publication reports that Sarr's versatility in attack has led the Reds to make him their priority target ahead of Wolves winger Adama Traore.
Also, there is a belief that Sarr would be prepared to wait for his opportunity in Liverpool's star-studded team, whereas Traore might want more game time.
The Sun also claims that an Anfield switch for Sarr would lead to the Reds considering selling Rhian Brewster rather than loaning him out.
Brewster missed a spot-kick in Liverpool's penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal in Saturday's Community Shield clash at Wembley.
Afterwards, boss Jurgen Klopp defended the 20-year-old, describing him as "a real finisher".
Newcastle have reportedly asked Liverpool about signing the striker on loan, while Sheffield United and Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested.
Meanwhile, Sarr recently outlined his admiration for the Reds, telling Les Echos in his homeland: "Liverpool are a really great team – everyone would love to play there.
"They won the Premier League this year and the Champions League last year.
"But also there are great teams in the English league.
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"Frankly, I have yet to make a choice. If that were to happen, I just wish they were a good team. At the moment, there are only guesses."
Liverpool star Sadio Mane has in the past referred to compatriot Sarr as his "little brother".
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