Liverpool are reportedly eyeing up an opportunity to take advantage of Alexandre Lacazette’s situation change by launching an attempt to sign the Frenchman.
The Lyon striker looked set to sign for Atletico Madrid in the summer but that deal now looks to have been ruled out after the La Liga club’s appeal against their transfer ban was recently rejected by the Court of Arbitration.
Uncertainty surrounding Daniel Sturridge’s future at Anfield means there remains the possibility Jurgen Klopp could be in the market for a new goalscorer, with Lacazette’s apparent availability certain to spark further interest.
Liverpool could meet with the player’s advisors as soon as this week, the Sunday Express understands.
A deal for a new forward is certainly on the cards with Klopp desperate to bolster his attacking options in order to avoid a repeat of his team’s dip in form following the turn of the year.
The club’s busy 2017/2018 schedule and the prospect of Champions League football also promise to be key factors in persuading the Reds boss to recruit another prolific finisher.
Lacazette scored 37 goals in all competitions last season and represents the kind of proven goalscorer fans have been keen to see the club pursue. His reported £50 price-tag would also be well within Liverpool’s reach with Klopp set to have the club’s largest transfer budget at his disposal.
Very early days, but one to keep an eye on.