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African striker on Liverpool radar

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Liverpool are being linked with a shock summer raid on highly-rated Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani.

The 26-year-old Congo striker has risen to prominence in the Belgian Pro League, signing at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium after prodigy Romelu Lukaku made a big-money move to Chelsea.

Despite an unspectacular career up to the start of the current season, Mbokani has spent time with Standard Liege, AS Monaco and Wolfsburg during an eight-year career, but has finally found form under Ariël Jacobs.

It's also led to interest from across Europe, according to agent Fabio Baglio, who revealed that English clubs have been watching the player. He also hinted that only a 'big club' would suffice.

"We will not make the mistake of choosing a lesser team from abroad. If he leaves it will be for the top," said Baglio.

De Standaard cite reports in Sudpresse that Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has taken a keen interest in the player, and will look to move in the summer transfer window.

However, the Scottish boss will need to pay to secure Mbokani's services at Anfield, with Baglio suggesting a large fee will be needed to ensure the transfer.

"The price? I would say between €12m and €15m."

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