Liverpool interest confirmed in €30m striker starlet target

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Liverpool have been confirmed in the race to sign highly-rated Belgian starlet Romelu Lukaku.

The Anderlecht forward has been linked with a number of top European teams as the race to sign one of the hottest properties in football begins, and Liverpool have made their first move with an enquiry to the club.

Damien Comolli, director of football strategy at Anfield, is thought to have played a key role in taking the club's interest in the player to the next level, with Liverpool hoping to beat their rivals to the punch.

Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Spurs are also monitoring the situation, according to Anderlecht's president, and the Pro League side are keen to take good money for their prized asset.

“Our price will be around €30million [£25.2m]. We received one offer from an English club three days before the end of the August transfer period. It was €10m [£8.4m] immediately and €10m in one year," said Herman van Holsbeeck.

"I think he will go to the Premier League. For him the team is in England. We know that Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool are interested."


Liverpool reportedly have money to spend following the arrival of NESV as the club's new owners, with Kenny Dalglish set to receive a transfer war chest in the region of £35 million on Merseyside.

An attacking foil for Fernando Torres is thought to be the new manager's priority, and Lukaku would not only become an immediate first team option at Liverpool but has the potential to become a star of the future at Anfield.

Lukaku has himself admitted that a switch to England is more favourable than a move to La Liga, leaving Liverpool to battle their Barclays Premier League rivals for the player.

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