Liverpool line up Suarez replacement
Liverpool have singled out Inter Milan’s Antonio Cassano as an adequate replacement for striker Luis Suarez if he were to leave the Reds this summer, according to the Express.
The Merseyside based club have accepted that they will face lucrative bids for the prolific Suarez this summer, including from Bayern Munich, who will have £239m to spend at will.
They have set their sights on the Uruguayan who has arguably carried Liverpool through the majority of games this season.
Although Liverpool manager Rodgers would be saddened to see their top-goal scorer leave the club, he feels that Cassano could fill the gap left and live up to expectations.
The chances of the Reds signing Cassano have been lifted after the player was put up for sale after a disagreement with manager Andrea Stramaccioni, as reported by the Express.
The Express also claimed that Cassano would cost less than the £40m price tag attached to Suarez.
Cassano, who has struck seven times so far this campaign, has turned down the chance to return to Italian club Sampdoria. Liverpool are, however, believed to be facing rivalry from Serie A sides Genoa and Napoli for Cassano’s services next season.