Argentine giants are preparing an offer to sign international forward Paolo Guerrero next year, according to widespread media reports.

The 33-year-old is contracted to Brazilian outfit Flamengo until August 2018, meaning he will be free to sign a pre-contract with another club in February.

Guerrero has also been linked with River Plate’s cross-city rivals Boca Juniors in recent months.

News of the Argentine club’s interest comes just days after Guerrero scored a late equalizer for Peru in their final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Colombia, securing the Andean nation a playoff berth against New Zealand.

The former Bayern Munich striker has scored 42 goals in 104 matches for Flamengo since his 2015 move from Corinthians.