Liverpool’s January Striker Hopes Crushed As Key Target Is Going Nowhere

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Brendan Rodgers may now have to look elsewhere to fix his problems up front…

Lyon’s star striker Alexandre Lacazette won’t be going anywhere in January, according to the French club’s president Jean Michel Aulas.

The forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool in particular appearing set to make a bid for the Frenchman in January.

But Aulas has firmly insisted that no such transfer will be taking place this winter.

“The difference between now and Benzema’s time is that we will soon have a big stadium to ensure revenue,” he told Radio Monte Carlo.

“There won’t be such a need to sell players. Lacazette won’t go anywhere. We have enough money so that we can keep him.”

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It’s no surprise to hear a club’s president say his stars won’t be going anywhere, it will be quite another to see whether he will really be able to resist a truly huge bid from the Reds.

Lacazette has scored an astonishing 15 goals in 18 starts this season, already matching his total from last season.

At this rate, even an expensive move in January could prove worthwhile for the Merseysiders, as the striker’s value and the number of teams interested in buying him will only increase.

Liverpool’s problems up front are so severe that they started the last game with midfielder Raheem Sterling as the main attacker. The Reds face Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup next, with the Englishman looking set to lead the line again.

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