Alexandre Lacazette

Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for a move in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The striker has scored 17 goals this season and has also been scouted by Newcastle, Juventus and Everton.

Lacazette has a contract till 2016 and given Lyon's financial problems, may make the move this summer. Liverpool are interested as they look to bolster their squad to compensate for their participation in the Champions league next season.

The Reds were heavily benefitted in the title race this season owing to their absence in Europe which allowed them to rest before crucial Premier league games, a luxury which was not handed to other teams in the race.

The Frenchman will be a good backup for Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge during league fixtures as Brendan Rodgers looks to rotate amid a tiresome schedule, which shall also include FA Cup games and League Cup fixtures.

Arsene Wenger is also in the market for a striker to compensate for Nicklas Bendtner, who is set to leave the club in the summer. The Gunners are likely to have a busy summer transfer window, with enough cash in the bank to rebuild their squad and challenge for the title next season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's title hopes received a bitter blow as Rodgers' men lost to Chelsea at Anfield, leaving the title at Manchester City's mercy.

The Citizens, who have a superior goal difference, will win the title if they can win their next three games. The manager castigated Jose Mourinho's tactics of parking the bus and insisted that they can still win the title with two games to go.

"This game will prepare us for Crystal Palace. We will have to deal with long balls forward which we did very well today and we will have to deal with long throw-ins and got the chance to do that today. I can't fault the players, we just didn't find the breakthrough. Credit to Chelsea for that, they sat in really deep. There were probably two buses parked today instead of one," Rodgers said.