Alexandre Lacazette
Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas has dismissed Liverpool's interest in signing striker Alexandre LacazetteGetty Images

Liverpool are reportedly chasing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette with a view to bringing him to Anfield in the summer.

According to the Telegraph, Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring in a top quality striker following a disappointing season and is interested in signing the Frenchman from the Ligue 1 side.

The Northern Irishman has made it clear that he will make marquee signings this summer to make up for the failure of the previous campaign, and is looking at bringing in proven talent rather than younger inexperienced players with future potential.

Lacazette has been one of the best players in Ligue 1 and comfortably topped the goal charts with 27 goals and six assists in 33 games. This has attracted interest from some of Europe's top clubs, especially Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, who made their interest to sign the striker known.

However, Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas, who is reluctant to lose his top marksman, has dismissed Liverpool's interest in his striker. He believes that the Merseyside club does not have the means to purchase the striker from the French club.

"Your information is false. Liverpool have not called and what European cup are they playing in [next season?]. They have neither the means nor the interest," Aulas said, as quoted by Goal.

Earlier in the season, the president of Lyon had made it clear that it will take an astronomical offer to pry Lacazette from them, and has warned interested clubs that even an offer around £35m will not tempt them to sell.

"We will do everything within our powers to hold on to Alexandre. You never have any certainties in football, but we are determined to keep him here," he added.

"A transfer fee of €50m (£35m) would not be enough for an attacker like him. He is priceless."