Liverpool Prepare £7m Move For French Striker

Anfield club will reignite bid for Stade Francis-Le Blé star.

Liverpool are ready to make a £7million offer for Brest striker Nolan Roux after Schalke had a second bid rejected by the French side.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has been to watch the 23-year-old play, on the advice of director of football, Damien Comolli, and was suitably impressed.

Initial enquiries were made but it was believed German side, Schalke, were favourites to sign the former France U21 international.

But Brest have rejected two bids from the Bundesliga giants of £3.5million and another offer of £5.8million, according to Fanatix.

The Ligue 1 have made it clear that they are prepared to hold out for £7.1m and will not be lowering that valuation.

Liverpool could now renew their interest as they look to provide cover for star strikers Andy Carroll and Luiz Suarez.

Brest chairman Michel Guyot believes Schalke are delaying a deal on purpose, with it their intention to snap up Roux once he has completed a pre-season programme in France.

He told L’Equipe: “It is not sale season at Brest.

“I am not keen to sell Nolan Roux and we will only consider bids which match the valuation. There is no need for me to comment on an offer of 6million.

“Schalke are taking their time with Nolan as they want him to prepare for the season here and then be ready for the start of their campaign.”

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