Roma want Dirk Kuyt, but a transfer fund is in short supply, and thus they will offer Liverpool Philippe Mexes as part of a swap deal in January.
Kuyt is seen as a versatile player at Trigoria. His adaptability to play on the wings or interchange as a striker appeals.
He is reportedly valued at €12 million - cash Roma don't have. But Il Corriere dello Sport reports Mexes could be used to tempt Liverpool.
The French defender is liked at Anfield, but Roma are waiting for the club to changed ownership before reaching out.
Kuyt has also been linked with Inter. In the summer Rafael Benitez wanted him to join his club, but the move never took off.