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The Sicilians are expected to lose their Argentine forward to AC Milan during the January transfer window and are keen to sign another South American to fill the void

Emiliano Alfaro’s agent has revealed that Catania have earmarked the Liverpool de Montevideo striker as a potential replacement for Maxi Lopez.

Argentine hitman Lopez has signed a deal with AC Milan but his move to San Siro reportedly hinges on the outcome of the Rossoneri’s pursuit of Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez.

Regardless, Catania have, according to Vincenzo D’Ippolito, already lined up his client Alfaro as the man to fill the likely void in their forward line.

“There are a number of clubs following him [and] a couple of them are from Serie A,” the Fifa agent told

“It’s too early for me to reveal all of the different options but I can confirm that Catania are one of the clubs interested in the player.

"Catania would be taking Alfaro as a replacement for Maxi Lopez. The Uruguayan would arrive in Sicily if the Argentine departs.”

Alfaro, who has been capped once by Uruguay, has scored 41 goals in 78 appearances during two separate spells with Liverpool de Montevideo.