Liverpool switch striker sights to £14m Ligue 1 hitman amidst Suarez uncertainty

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Liverpool have reportedly turned their attentions to French striker Guillaume Hoarau as a deal for Luis Suarez continues to falter.

The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a switch to Anfield after Damien Comolli confirmed the club were trying to sign him, but with Liverpool still unable to agree a fee with Ajax they have reportedly switched their sights to the Frenchman.

A former Saint-Pierroise and Le Havre forward, the PSG hitman has scored at a consistent basis in Ligue 1 which has led to interest from a number of clubs.

Liverpool aren't the only Barclays Premier League to be in the market for the player, with Aston Villa reportedly tracking Hoarau as recently as November. The Villains were linked with a £14 million move at the time.


Footylatest claim that a fee in the region of £6 million could be enough to bring the 26-year-old to Liverpool, although it's unlikely that the Parc des Princes outfit will be willing to let the player leave for such a small fee.

Hoarau earned international recognition when making his debut for Les Bleus in 2010, and the powerful 6ft 4in striker could provide the perfect assistance to striker Fernando Torres.

The Reds have reportedly made an attacking foil for their Spanish star the priority this month, and Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has been linked with a number of forward players.

With Comolli, the director of football strategy at Liverpool, also thought to be impressed by the player, it appears Liverpool could make a move for the player should Suarez fail to materialise on Merseyside.

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