Liverpool are monitoring the development of Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and are considering a move to sign him ahead of rivals Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.
The French ace has been in inspired form this season as Lyon go in search of the Ligue 1 title, scoring 24 goals in 27 games this term. He bagged a double in Lyon's 3-1 win against Guingamp to keep them just a point off the top of the table.
That form has attracted the interest of a host of top clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham - but it seems as though it could be a straight shoot-out between Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer window.
According to the Mail, Liverpool will look to get rid of the likes of Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert, and boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring in Lazazette alongside Divock Origi who is set to head to Anfield from Lille in the summer.
Borini is said to be the subject of interest from Inter Milan while West Brom could be in for Lambert if he does leave the club.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be well aware of Lacazette's ability and has been linked with a swoop for some time, but news of Liverpool's interest is likely to cause concern.
Rodgers is likely to oversee another summer overhaul at Anfield, with the former Swansea boss looking at a new midfielder, a goalkeeper to rival Simon Mignolet and a full-back according to the Mail.
Ligue 1 has often been the supermarket for the Premier League's top clubs, and it would seem that Lacazette is one of the last jewels to be plucked from across the channel.
It does seem as though Lacazette has hit a new level this season as Lyon look to take the title for the first time since 2008.
So far there hasn't been many mentions of a possible fee but the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool will have to pay well north of £20 million in the summer. It seems as though Liverpool are the club in need of his services the most, but Arsene Wenger isn't one to let a top French target slip through his fingers.
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