Liverpool and Arsenal are to fight it out for Paris St Germain (PSG) striker Kevin Gameiro, according to talkSPORT. The 25-year-old has been frozen out of the first team this season, following the arrivals of Argentine international Ezequiel Lavezzi and Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The France international has only five goals from 16 Ligue 1 games this season, of which only four were starts. TalkSPORT believes Gameiro, whom Brendan Rodgers tried to sign on loan in January, is planning to leave the Parc des Princes in the summer and this has alerted officials from Anfield and the Emirates.
The Reds already have Uruguayan Luis Suarez, England international Daniel Sturridge and Italian Fabio Borini in their ranks, with youngsters Suso and Raheem Sterling to provide cover. Of the three senior strikers, Borini has failed to establish himself in the first team, leading the Mail to speculate he could return to Italy and join Fiorentina.
In addition, rumours over the possible departure of Suarez, with Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich believed to be interested, mean Rodgers could be left with only ex-Chelsea man Sturridge up front. In that case, the addition of Gameiro could be vital. Even if Suarez does stay, as Rodgers and the player himself have insisted, the Frenchman will provide competition and an extra dimension to Liverpool's attack.
Meanwhile, as far as Arsenal are concerned, Wenger's present strike force of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, while performing reasonably well, doesn't seem to be as potent as it was when spearheaded by Dutch international Robin van Persie. Wenger has been linked with a number of strikers in recent months, as he attempts to replace the Dutchman, and Gameiro could be the answer.
Suarez: Every Striker Needs Luck
Meanwhile, Suarez has revealed he feels luck plays an important part in any goalscoring run. The 26-year-old ex-Ajax forward is the leading scorer in the league so far, with 21 goals from 27 games.
"I don't know if I am in the very best scoring form of my life, but certainly I am enjoying a bit of what every striker needs and that is a little bit of luck. Last season, chances weren't going in, whereas this year they are," Suarez told the Liverpool Echo.