Liverpool could offer striker Rickie Lambert in a part exchange deal for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie this summer, according to The Sun.
The report claims that Reds chief Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of the DR Congo international, and could now press ahead with a move for him in the upcoming transfer window.
In fact, it was initially reported that Liverpool were interested in bringing the wide-man to the club in a £10 million deal, however the player's tremendous form has seemingly seen his price tag escalate.
In fact, Palace boss Alan Pardew recently insisted that his star man is worth around £20 million, so it certainly won't be easy for Liverpool to bring him to Anfield.
It appears, though, that Rodgers is now hoping to use Lambert in a bid to land Bolasie, with the same report from The Sun revealing that Eagles boss Pardew is an admirer of the former Southampton man.
Pardew likes Lambert
Pardew attempted to bring Lambert to Selhurst Park in the January window, and The Sun claim that he will attempt to persuade the 33-year-old to move to the club in the next window.
Lambert, who moved to Anfield last summer, has endured a tricky season on Merseyside, failing to gain a regular role under the guidance of Rodgers.
Perhaps, then, if Pardew manages to bring Lambert to Palace, he will allow Bolasie to head off in the other direction, as the young forward goes in search of playing at the very top.
There's no doubt about it, Liverpool should press ahead with a move for the Palace man. After all, he has been in sensational form throughout the course of the campaign, and only looks set to go from strength-to-strength in the coming years.
A deal involving Lambert would be a good one for the both Liverpool and Palace, but Pardew's side will most certainly want to secure an injection of cash in any potential transfer. Bolasie certainly looks destined for the top, so Rodgers must take a gamble on him this summer.
Lambert, on the other hand, should look to move on, too, as he goes in search of regular football. At 33, he won't want to spend the final stages of his career sitting on the bench, so a move to Selhurst Park would prove ideal for the veteran.
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