Despite signing Giuseppe Rossi in the January transfer window, reports of interest in striker Stevan Jovetic has led the Viola looking at attacking alternatives.

Roma's Pablo Osvaldo is another player in Fiorentina's sights.

Borini and Osvaldo played together for the capital club before the former moved to Anfield in the summer, and though Prade revealed the club's interest in the pair, he admitted it may be difficult to lure them away from their current teams.

"We are looking for a forward with the hunger for goals. A player who lives to score goals," he told Radio Toscana.

"We like Fabio Borini, but it is unlikely that Liverpool will want to let him go.

"Osvaldo? I do not think that Roma will want to strengthen a direct rival of theirs, but you can never say never."

Vincenzo Montella's side are currently sixth in Serie A, 13 points behind leaders Juventus.