Alexandre Lacazette
Brendan Rodgers has reignited his interest in signing Alexandre Lacazette during the January transfer window.Getty Images

Liverpool are reportedly preparing a bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette with a view to signing him during the ongoing January transfer window.

According to the Telegraph, Brendan Rodgers is readying a bid for the French striker, but could face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, who have also been monitoring the striker since last summer's transfer window.

The Northern Irishman was linked with a move for Lacazette earlier in the season, but talk had died down of late.

However, with Liverpool facing a goal scoring crisis owing to Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert's failure to find the back of the net consistently, and Daniel Sturridge struggling with fitness issues, the manager is keen to press on with a move for the Frenchman this month.

The French international striker is reportedly being monitored by various top European clubs due to his goal scoring exploits this season.

He has scored a whopping 20 goals and provided five assists in 21 league games for Lyon making him the second most potent striker in the top five leagues of Europe, and only behind Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lacazette had admitted earlier in the year that he would like to play in the Premier League or in the La Liga rather than remain in France and play with PSG.

However, his club president Jean Michel-Aulas has dismissed any notion of a sale and has also described the prolific forward as being better than Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, hinting that interested clubs will have to bid big to land their man.

"You cannot put a figure on it," Aulas said when asked about offers for Lacazette. "What's the name of the Welshman at Real Madrid? I think Alexandre is a lot better. But Alexandre doesn't have a price, so it is pointless thinking of one."

"Today there is no positive response to a departure for Alexandre or Nabil Fekir (Lyon's other coveted starlet) or any other," the Ligue 1 club's president added.