Liverpool are reportedly prepared to pay Borussia Dortmund £61.2m (€70m) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international has long been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past but Dortmund have always resisted any approaches.
But reports in France claim Liverpool are willing to break the bank to land the talented striker this summer.
French publication Le Parisien suggest owners Fenway Sports Group are prepared to fund Jurgen Klopp's spending spree during the transfer window and Aubameyang is one of his targets.
Aubameyang worked under Klopp during the German's time in charge of Dortmund where they won the DFL Supercup twice.
Liverpool's chances of signing him are also boosted by the fact the striker is open to the idea of a move to Anfield, Le Parisien claim.
The Reds have Champions League football on offer this term - something they have been unable to lure the 28-year-old in previous attempts.
Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga last season, is under contract with Dortmund until 2020.
Klopp is a long-term admirer of Aubameyang and is thought to be on the lookout for a new striker this summer.
Source: Daily Express
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