Anfield boss Roy Hodgson is unlikely to countenance an offer for the Holland international while he remains short of attacking options, but reports in Rome claim Kuyt is open to a move to Italy.
Rafa Benitez remains keen to take Kuyt to Inter Milan, but Liverpool put off the European champions by demanding a prohibitive £20million in the summer.
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Roma can't even offer half that and a straight swap for France centre half Mexes looks far from value for money as the 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season.
Kuyt is under contract at Anfield till 2012 and Roma fear Liverpool will ask for Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic in exchange.
Vucinic has many admirers in England, including Manchester United, though coach Claudio Ranieri wants him to stay at the Olympic Stadium.
Roma see Kuyt as an ideal addition because of tactical versatility and physical robustness.
The 30-year-old can play on either flank or up front and rarely seems to pick up injuries.
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