Liverpool involved in transfer tussle for £12.9m African forward

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Liverpool will reportedly have to fight off interest from Bayern Munich if they hope to sign Lille forward Gervinho.

The Ivorian has been instrumental in Lille's ascent to the summit of Ligue 1 as the French club pursue their first league title since 1954.

According to talkSPORT, Liverpool have been joined in the race for the 23-year-old by Bayern and Aston Villa - with the former having dispatched scouts to monitor Gervinho at close quarters.

It had previously been reported that Liverpool were in pole position to land the Ivory Coast international and a figure of £12.9 million has been suggested as enough to make Lille consider any potential sale.


Liverpool director of football strategy Damien Comolli is known the be an admirer of Gervinho - having described him as a 'super' player - and the Frenchman is hopeful he can utilise his contacts at Lille to secure a deal in the summer.

The Reds were also reportedly monitoring Gervinho's teammate at the Stade Lille-Metropole - Eden Hazard - but the Belgian has ended the pursuit of Liverpool and others by committing himself to the club until 2015.

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