Liverpool handed boost in pursuit of Arsenal transfer target Alexandre Lacazette

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There appears to finally have been some positive news for Liverpool in their bid to sign another striker this summer as reports in France have revealed that Alexandre Lacazette could be on the market.

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The Lyon forward is reportedly unhappy with the new terms of the contract offer from the club [via Metro Sport] and the situation could tempt Brendan Rodgers into making a offer for the 23-year-old.

Lacazette is attracting interest from several top European clubs after a brilliant season in Ligue 1 where he finished as the competition’s top goal-scorer with 27 goals in just 33 league apperances.

Former Manchester United star Louis Saha tipped the Red Devils to sign his compatriot this summer in a bid to ease the burden on captain Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford next season [via Manchester Evening News].

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with a move for Lacazette in the past and is reportedly weighing up a big offer for the French international, if reports in Star Sport are correct.

Meanwhile, Reds boss Rodgers has made no secret of his desire to bolster his forward line going into the new season and despite the imminent arrival of England U21 international Danny Ings, it appears he is still after at least one more striker.

With Daniel Sturridge set to miss the start of the new season as he recovers from hip surgery [via Independent Sport] and the futures of Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli undecided, the Merseyside outfit are in desperate need of more firepower.

South American duo Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon were linked with a move to Anfield over the weekend, with Liverpool Echo reporting that they are both being considered as cheaper alternative options to Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Two other reported targets look to be dead in the water as Luciano Vietto has joined Atletico Madrid [via Eurosport], while Fernando Llorente has committed his immediate future to Serie A champions Juventus [via Mirror Sport].

The Reds begin the new campaign away at Stoke City on August 8 and if they are to avoid a repeat of the 6-1 thrashing they suffered on the final day of last season,  a new striker is crucial as they suffered by playing Philippe Coutinho up front that day.

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