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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could be set to sign another striker as he is keeping tabs on Wigan's Franco Di Santo.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez publicly insists they are hopeful of keeping the 23-year-old Argentina international.
But privately the Wigan hierarchy fear he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
That has alerted Rodgers who knows Di Santo from their days together as young player and coach at Chelsea.
Rodgers remains an admirer and if it is a deal he can get done for free next summer to bolster his squad then it will appeal.
Liverpool have already agreed a deal with Chelsea for Daniel Sturridge to join in January for around £12m. Rodgers has made a habit of signing former players who he rates, trusts and believes in and Di Santo also fits into his style of football.
Wigan will try to keep Di Santo but may be fighting a losing battle.