Liverpool Looking To Replace Frustrating Balotelli With Explosive Ligue 1 Forward

Reds plotting cut price move for Andre Ayew from Marseille.

Liverpool are already looking to replace the out-of-form £16m summer signing Mario Balotelli, with the Daily Star reporting that Brendan Rodgers is plotting a cut price move for Olympique Marseille forward Andre Ayew, with the Ghanaian international available on a free transfer at the end of the season when his contract at the Stade Velodrome expires.

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Balotelli put in perhaps his worst display for the club so far in this afternoon’s fortuitous 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, with one particular miss from the Italian international provoking howls of derision from the Hoops supporters.

With Daniel Sturridge still struggling with injury and Luis Suarez having taken his goals to Barcelona, Liverpool look massively short in attack, something that Rodgers will have to look to remedy both in January and next summer as a title challenge already looks all but beyond Liverpool due to Chelsea’s lightning quick start.

Marseille have started the Ligue 1 season in stunning form under enigmatic Argentinian manager Marcelo Bielsa, with their win over Toulouse this afternoon their eight in succession, but a number of the club’s star players are likely to be available on the cheap as their contracts near expiration and the club look to cut their wage bill.

Quick and strong, Ghanaian forward Ayew has been one of the club’s finest attacking talents in recent seasons and has formed a fine attacking understanding with top scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac and creative fulcrum Florian Thauvin.

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