A number of Italian teams are thought to be keeping tabs on Liverpool's Oussama Assaidi, on loan for the season at Stoke City.

SportsDirect News understands that Fiorentina and Lazio are among those monitoring his progress this year, as he starts to show some impressive form at the Britannia Stadium.

Liverpool signed Assaidi in 2012 for a fee of around £2.4million, though he barely featured in his first season with the club before heading out on loan to Stoke.