Liverpool started negotiations with No.10 Serie A striker

The Merseyside giants could secure the man who can return them to the summit of English football after it was reported that Lautaro Martinez has been put up for sale by Inter.

Inter Milan desperately need to raise a huge sum of cash through player sales this summer due to off-field issues, and Argentina international is one of the stars available for transfer over the coming months.

The Reds have been linked with a move for Lautaro in the past as the German manager looked to add more firepower to his stuttering attack, meaning a move for the deadly centre-forward could still be on the cards.

Lautaro has been sensational since arriving at Inter, scoring 49 goals and providing 20 assists in 132 games for the Nerazzurri. The Argentine centre-forward played a pivotal part in Inter’s first Serie A title for 11 years in 2020/21 as the teenager formed an unstoppable strike partnership with Romelu Lukaku.

However, due to the Milanese outfit’s owners incurring financial trouble, the Argentine centre-forward’s time in Italian football appears to be drawing to a close.

Lautaro’s exploits at Inter haven’t gone unnoticed, though, with his impressing performances attracting the attention from the continent’s biggest clubs, as well as his international teammate Lionel Messi.

The Reds struggled in several areas of the pitch throughout the recently concluded campaign, although perhaps most surprisingly of all, Liverpool’s attack suffered a severe drop-off in productivity. While Mohamed Salah continued to put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis, the same can’t be said about Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.