Roma Forward Mirko Vucinic Linked With Liverpool

Jon FeatonbyCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2010

ROME - SEPTEMBER 25:  Mirko Vucinic of AS Roma celebrates after scoring  the 1-0 goal in the 90th minute during the Serie A match between AS Roma and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Olimpico on September 25, 2010 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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Liverpool are reportedly keen to bringing Roma striker Mirko Vucinic to Anfield.

The Montenegrin forward, who is also being linked to Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Inter Milan, has reportedly signaled his desire to play in the Premier League.

Vucinic, who has reached double-figures in his goal tally the last two seasons, appeared unhappy at being substituted by Claudio Ranieri during Roma's scoreless draw with Parma.

In addition, before Montenegro's recent Euro 2012 qualifier against England at Wembley, the striker reportedly said that, "The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world.  I just have to keep playing my football in the best possible manner."

He added that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is a "fantastic player."

And with Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson short of options up front, Vucinic would be a welcome January addition.

With the out-of-form Fernando Torres's future in some doubt, Hodgson would be keen to add some strength to his forward line.

Torres has managed just two goals in the Premier League this season and Liverpool are currently struggling near the foot of the table.

Vucinic, who recently hit the headlines after a bizarre goal celebration that saw him putting his pants on his head, joined Roma in the summer transfer winter of 2006. Roma paid Lecce an undisclosed amount for his services.

He has since made over 150 appearances for the club, but has started only three games in Seria A this season, scoring once.

The 27 year old also has 11 goals in 21 games for Montenegro.

Liverpool's new owners, New England Sports Ventures, could have to fork out transfer fee in the region of £15 million to get Vucinic.

Hopefully it won't have escaped their attentions that their new purchase are horribly short of options, especially when it comes to strikers.