The Liverpool hitman is apparently Manchester City's number one target in the January transfer window, according to the ever-reliable Daily Star.
Roberto Mancini reportedly also wants Karim Benzema and Edin Dzeko at Eastlands, along with Juventus winger Milos Krasic.
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Meanwhile, Juventus have joined the race to sign Everton's South African midfielder Steven Pienaar. (Daily Mail).
Pienaar is reportedly free to talk to foreign clubs in January and Juve see him as the ideal man to strengthen their squad.
The 28-year-old has yet to sign a new contract at Goodison Park - despite the club having made an offer.
Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool are also thought to be interested.