Memphis Depay
PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay’s agent has revealed that there has been no contact with regards to a transfer with Manchester United or any other club. Getty Images

Liverpool have reportedly shortlisted PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke and Burnley star Danny Ings as summer targets to bolster the Reds' attacking division.

According to the Telegraph, Brendan Rodgers wants to add more goals to his side's strike force for the next season. The Merseyside club have struggled to replicate last season's goal-scoring form.

The Northern Irishman has already confirmed that Liverpool are on the lookout for a striker to improve their goal scoring stats. He has now targeted three players to bolster the squad for the next campaign.

Depay has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, while their arch-rivals Manchester United are also in the race to secure the 21-year-old's services. The Dutch international has admitted that he dreams of making a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs.

Any move by the Reds to sign Depay will see them face tough competition from Louis van Gaal's side, who are in the hunt for landing the PSV star. Rodgers has also identified Benteke and Ings as the other two candidates to add more fire power to his squad.

Danny Ings
Danny Ings has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool. Getty Images

The Belgium international and Burnley striker are also linked with a move to Old Trafford. The same report claims Benteke is valued to be around £30m ($45.7m), while Ings is available on a free transfer.

Liverpool are fifth in the league table with 58 points from 33 games and they play Hull City in the league this midweek. A victory over the Tigers will see them trail fourth-placed United by four points.

Without Champions League fixture, it will be very difficult for Liverpool to beat United in signing Depay, Benteke or Ings. However, Rodgers has confirmed the Anfield club will allow a few of their players to leave in the summer transfer window.

The former Swansea manager is set to raise funds by offloading Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert, along with other players who are surplus to requirements at the club. The potential exits of a few of the strikers will leave Rodgers and Liverpool to address that area in the summer.

"We have had some for a couple of years that maybe haven't played as much as they would have liked. I think the natural pro­cess for some players will be that they want to move on anyway," Rodgers said.