Premier League minnows Leicester City are considering a move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert this week, despite the fact that the England international is due to hold talks with West Brom – as the Daily Mail report.
As the source confirms, the 33-year-old will be allowed to leave Anfield this summer following a disappointing first season on Merseyside, with the arrivals of new strikers Christian Benteke and Danny Ings having left him surplus to requirements.
Play-off winners Norwich City, back in the Premier League after one year away, complete a trio of teams interested in taking Lambert of our hands. However, the Mails tells us that there has been no official offer at this stage.
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What could work against us, is the fact that we’re looking to reclaim the entirety of the £4.5m we paid for the former Southampton player last summer, with the Mail suggesting that the three interested parties might not be willing to go that high with their offer.
Lambert scored just three times in 36 appearances last season, with such a record likely to reduce any striker’s value in the transfer market, regardless of what they’ve achieved in the past.
Italian pair Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli are also thought to be up for sale (via Daily Mirror), but no progress has been made with potential deals thus far.