Liverpool joined by Premier League side in race for France international

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West Ham United have joined AS Roma in the race to sign PSG star Lucas Digne, reports Tuttomercatoweb [via Metro].

Liverpool have also been linked to the 22-year-old [Goal], meaning that it will be a hard battle for the Hammers to get their man. The East London outfit have made a £5.6 million offer for the player according to TMW, but it is unknown whether the Ligue 1 champions will accept such a low bid after he moved to the Parc des Princes for €15 million back in 2013 [ESPN].

There is a high level of interest in the France international after two seasons in which he has made a total of 30 appearances for the Parisians.

The Merseyside club are interested in the defender after Alberto Moreno failed to impress in his debut season. Similarly, fellow left-back Jose Enrique seems to have fallen out of favour with Brendan Rodgers, meaning the position could be a weak spot ahead of a key season.

The Reds need to get back in to the Champions League to avoid being left behind by the sides who do qualify for it.

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Meanwhile, West Ham need reinforcements to make sure they are still in the top flight come their move to the Olympic Stadium in a year’s time. Although, with Aaron Cresswell already at the Boleyn Ground, it is debatable whether left-back is a position that Slaven Bilic particularly needs to bolster.

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