Anfield club to raid Ligue 1 in mega-money transfer spree.
Liverpool will move to sign three French players this summer in a mega £53million spending spree.
Reds’ director of football, Damien Comolli, will target Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris, Paris St Germain centre-half Mamadou Sakho and Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.
Comolli was in Paris on Sunday to watch PSG’s 1-0 win over Lyon and he ran the rule over both Sakho and Lloris.
Liverpool fear they will lose unsettled Pepe Reina and want the France number one, who has not signed a new deal with the Ligue 1 club, as his replacement.
Lloris is likely to cost around £20million, meaning the Reds will use all the money they receive from any Reina deal.
Sakho, 21, has recently signed a new three-year deal but Paris will listen to offers of around £15m if they fail to grab a Champions League spot.
Liverpool will face strong competition from Arsenal to capture his signature but Comolli knows he needs to strengthen an ageing defence.
M’Vila, 20, is seen as the ideal replacement for flop Alberto Aquilani and is wanted to add much needed steel to the Anfield midfield.
Liverpool are unlikely to receive anywhere near the £20million they paid for Aquilani but any funds will be directed straight into securing M’Vila’s services.