Former Chelsea boss set to enter race to sign Liverpool flop Rickie Lambert

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Leicester City have become the latest Barclays Premier League side to show an interest in Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, according to reports in Mirror Sport.

The former Southampton forward looks very likely to depart his boyhood club during the current transfer window following the arrivals of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino on Merseyside this summer.

Lambert struggled to make much of an impact for the Reds during the 2014/15 campaign as he found the back of the net just twice in 25 Premier League appearances and was often overlooked in manager Brendan Rodgers’ strongest XI.

Despite first-choice striker Daniel Sturridge suffering with numerous injuries throughout last season, Rodgers often preferred the likes of Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli to lead the line, which resulted in Lambert being reduced to an impact role from the substitutes bench.

With the Anfield outfit recruiting heavily once again this summer, it appears Lambert has no future at the club and the Foxes are ready to join West Brom in the race to sign the 33-year-old.

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