Reports in the national press have been claiming that Liverpool are still very much involved in the race for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette…
It was thought that the Reds were among a host of teams facing disappointment over their possible pursuit of the striker, after the 23-year-old confirmed that he sees his imminent future with his current employers, Lyon.
In quotes taken by Goal.com, he said: “I would like to extend my contract. I am at Lyon and if I feel that the project is continuing to move forward, I see myself staying – even if we do not qualify for the Champions League.”
However, the Daily Express believe a move could happen, suggesting that the player’s desire to play at the top level and the undeniable draw of playing in the Premier League could supersede his current loyalties.
Arsenal, Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain all hold an interest, say the Express, while Liverpool ‘wouldn’t think twice’ about a club record offer for the man who has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season.
The Reds are certainly in need of some fresh inspiration up front, considering the recent struggles of Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and co, while his signing could be the spark that reignites our top four challenge next season.
It’s certainly going to be a battle to secure his signature, with so many top teams likely to be interested. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that Brendan Rodgers will need to pull off something of this nature, after admitting the need for ‘marquee signings’ during the summer months (via the Liverpool Echo).