Liverpool are being linked with Paris Saint Germain midfielder Javier Pastore, with France Football reporting that the Reds send chief scout Kevin Hunt to watch the Argentine in action this weekend.

The 27-year-old wouldn't come cheap, however, after PSG paid Palermo £33m for him back in 2011.

Pastore has scored 34 goals in 175 games for the French club. He has 22 caps for Argentina, scoring twice.

Elsewhere this morning, Liverpool have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Andriy Yarmolenko - that's according to the Mirror.

Yarmolenko's agent posted to say he was in talks with Liverpool last week, and Dynamo Kiev president Ihor Surkis has admitted that they are happy to let their star player leave - but only to go to a top European club.

He told UNIAN : "If I get an offer that will suit Dynamo and Yarmolenko wants to go to this club, I'll let him.

“My position is that we should not let Yarmolenko go to such clubs as like Everton and Stoke City. Dynamo is Dynamo and Stoke City is Stoke. We're playing in the Champions League, and Stoke City are fighting for survival."

And finally, another French newspaper links Liverpool with another French player.

This time it's L'Equipe and Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

The French outlet report that the 20-year-old has been the subject of an official approach from the Reds, with the midfielder also linked with Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Lemar has scored five goals in 18 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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