Liverpool rival Chelsea for signing of prolific Premier League forward

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Liverpool have reportedly joined the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle United in the race to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin in this summer’s transfer window.

The Reds are in need of new attacking players this summer after some woeful displays from the likes of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert this season, as well as some rotten luck with injuries for Daniel Sturridge.

Austin’s fine form in the Premier League has seen him attract plenty of interest from bigger clubs in recent times, with Chelsea thought to have been leading the chase for his signature.

Still, according to The Sun, Liverpool will now attempt to hijack a deal and bring the 25-year-old to Anfield, joining another promising English forward in Danny Ings, who is close to finalising a move from Burnley.

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