LAZIO have added Rangers star Alfredo Morelos to their summer transfer wishlist.
The Italian giants are keen to land a top hitman ahead of the new Serie A season.
Ibrox star Morelos has emerged as a potential £20million target for boss Simone Inzaghi.
Watford’s Luis Suarez and Crystal Palace’s Alexander Sorloth are also on Lazio’s radar.
But Italian sources have confirmed that sporting director Igli Tare is impressed by Morelos.
The Colombian is joint top scorer in the Europa League with six, having also netted eight in qualifiers.
Lazio’s title bid has faded lately, with the Rome side now eight points behind leaders Juventus.
Inzaghi has had to rely on talisman Ciro Immobile for goals.
The Italy star has 32 for the season but no other Lazio player has hit double figures yet.
Sporting director Tare, who last year spoke of his admiration for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, is leading the hunt.
Morelos’ fellow Colombian Suarez, 22, has also been scouted after a successful loan spell at Real Zaragoza this term.
He has yet to kick a ball for parent club Watford and is likely to be sold.
Norway striker Sorloth, on loan at Trabzonspor from Palace, is another attracting Lazio’s interest.
But Morelos’ prolific form for Rangers hasn’t gone unnoticed by Lazio.
The 24-year-old has 77 goals in 137 games for the Ibrox side since joining from HJK Helsinki in 2017.
Morelos is under contract until 2023 and Rangers are in a position to demand a huge fee.
Qataris Al Duhail made an approach last month but the striker will only consider a move to a top league.
Lazio could offer Champions League football and Rangers’ valuation wouldn’t be a problem for the Rome club.
Midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is expected to be sold for £70m this summer.
So Inzaghi will be handed a huge transfer budget and would also be able to offer Morelos — due to play for Gers against Lyon on Thursday — a bumper wage.