Colombian star Jackson Martinez has claimed that he is the subject of interest from Liverpool.
Martinez, who plays in Mexico with Jaguares de Chiapas, said that there were a number of European clubs interested in his services, but spoke highly of the attention he is getting from Liverpool.
The 25-year-old described a possible Liverpool switch as a Pretty good option, but that there was nothing yet concrete in any deal with the Reds, according to an interview published by Medio Tiempo, retrieved by Goal.com.
Martinez, currently involved in the Mexican Clausura championship, said that several other clubs have also registered interest. According to Goal.com, those other possible destinations include Wigan, Sunderland, Fulham and Everton, while a move to Porto also fell through over the winter.
Martinez has registered five goals in just 10 games for Colombia and has also averaged just over a goal every two games for his club since joining in 2010.
There seems little doubt that Liverpool are eying up new strikers. In January, a move for Darren Bent was even touted, although that never appeared likely.
Manager Kenny Dalglish realizes, though, that the club is light in the forward department, with only Luis Suarez hitting top form this season. Dirk Kuyt continues to be seen as more of a wide option, while £35million-man Andy Carroll has yet to find his feet since moving to Anfield.
Dalglish will hope that Carroll continues to build on the slight improvements he has shown in recent weeks for the rest of the campaign. However, even in a best-case scenario with Carroll back to the sort of form he briefly showed with Newcastle, another striker would still be welcomed.
It is also expected that the Reds will have money to spend this summer after director of football Damien Comolli talked up the Liverpool project following the club's Carling Cup final victory on Sunday. Comolli said he expected top talent around Europe to be attracted to what was happening at the club.