Liverpool are considering a move in signing Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, according to Goal.com.
The Merseyside club have Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini as the first choice strikers in the squad. Sturridge spent most part of this season on the sidelines and since his return, he has struggled to regain his last campaign's form.
Liverpool's four strikers have collectively scored eight goals in the Premier League. Their poor form has been a matter of worry for Brendan Rodgers and the Reds are in search of a goal scoring striker.
They allowed Luis Suarez to join Barcelona last summer and replaced him with Balotelli. The Northern Irishman is looking to bolster Liverpool's attacking division and he has now set his sights on Lacazette.
The 23-year-old is Ligue 1's top scorer with 24 goals from 27 appearances and also has six assists to his name.
The same report claims Borini and Lambert will be allowed to leave the club at the end of this term. The former Sunderland man is attracting interest from Inter Milan, while West Bromwich Albion are keen on signing the England international.
Divock Origi is on a season-long loan at Lille and will return to Anfield next season. Despite that, the former Swansea manager has identified Lacazette as the player to solve the Anfield club's goal scoring woes and also help them challenge for the title next season.
Liverpool are aware that any move for the French forward will see them face tough competition. Lacazette is attracting interest from England and across Europe. Apart from the Reds, their league rivals Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Newcastle United are also interested in signing the Lyon star.
They have sent their scouts to watch Lacazette in action on numerous occasions. In addition to this, Borussia Dortmund are also in the race to sign the player. The forward had earlier admitted that he dreams of playing in England or Spain.
"Between England and Spain, I don't have a preference. I dreamt about Barca when I was little, but once you grow up you know you cannot be on just one club," Lacazette explained.
"I will not be leaving for the sake of it, I have medium and long term aims, after that we will see what is best for me."