Anfield side given boost in chase to sign much needed striker.
Liverpool’s hopes of signing Marseille marksman Andre-Pierre Gignac have greatly improved after his Ligue 1 side refused to meet the forward’s wage demands according to talkSPORT.
The 28 year old French international’s contract expires next summer but has been told that despite his amazing start to the current campaign that he must take a pay-cut if he wants a new contract with the Ligue 1 side.
Gignac has scored 12 goals in 17 domestic league fixtures, helping his side to the top of the table, but has been offered only £40k a week with his current contract paying out £60k.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to strengthen his attack and Liverpool are ready to offer Gignac £80k a week and a successful January moved for the powerful forward will demand greatly on whether Marseille elect to cash-in on the former Lorient man in preference to seeing their top-scorer leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Rodgers has seen his current crop of strikers; Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli, have just three Premier League goals between them this season so it’s clear further investment will be needed in the club’s attack.