Liverpool will move for long-term target Alexandre Lacazette this summer, according to reports in France on Thursday.
Lacazette, 25, has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years and a move to Merseyside has been speculated previously.
Now, with Daniel Sturridge‘s future more than a little in doubt, the Reds could move for the French international who has an impressive 30 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions this season for Lyon.
In total, he has 122 goals in 269 goals for the Ligue 1 side, earning 10 caps for France so far.
While Roberto Firmino has been superb for Liverpool this season, if indeed Sturridge does depart as expected, Jurgen Klopp could look to sign a No.9 to strengthen his squad ahead of European football next season.
According to Get French Football, radio station RMC in France are reporting that Liverpool have had the player down as a long-term target for the last three years.
It’s also claimed that Liverpool will face competition from Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid for the pacy striker.
As ever, qualifying for the Champions League could prove key to attracting an in-demand player like Lacazette – a story which could also be true of reported main defensive target Virgil van Dijk.
Signing a player of Lacazette’s quality would undoubtedly improve Liverpool’s squad and provide a player capable of scoring 20 goals a season.