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Liverpool desperate to flog transfer flop and Tottenham target

West Bromwich Albion have revealed that Liverpool are keen to offload Rickie Lambert and that the Reds have confirmed the veteran forward is available for a summer transfer.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail [via Sky Sports], Baggies boss Tony Pulis confirmed that the Merseyside giants have made it abundantly clear that Lambert can leave Anfield.

“Rickie is available,” the ex-Crystal Palace boss began, “Liverpool have made that known. We’d be interested.

The manager went on to admit that he would be interested in bringing the England international to the Hawthorns ahead of the new Premier League season.

“It’s very important that we get players who will score goals,” he continued, “Rickie’s got a great goalscoring record.

“From what I can gather from people at Liverpool, his fitness levels are very very good, and he is desperate to play football.

“He didn’t play last year so it’s like bringing a brand new car out of the garage if we did sign him.

“Just putting a bit of petrol in it and letting it run.”

However, any hopes the Albion have of bagging the forward may be jeopardised by reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

According to The Times, Spurs are eyeing up the forward as Mauricio Pochettino looks to freshen up his forward line and provide support for Harry Kane.

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Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have both been linked with moves away from White Hart Lane—to Villarreal [Mundo Deportivo] and Aston Villa [Sky Sports] respectively—and while Tottenham have been linked with moves for the likes of Yannick Bolasie and Saido Berahino [both Eurosport], Lambert offers something different to the aforementioned pair.

However, now 33, and having managed only two goals and two assists in 25 EPL outings last term, it remains to be seem whether the Scouser could still contribute something at the elite end of Premier League action.

 

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