Liverpool striker target poised for summer switch after rejecting Barca deal

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Liverpool striker target Nolito is set to leave Barcelona in the summer, according to reports.

The 24-year-old has had limited first team opportunities at the Nou Camp, appearing just twice for the first team under Pep Guardiola. Liverpool are thought to be keen on bringing the player to England.

Prolific for the Barca B team, Nolito has struck 13 times for the team so far this season in the Spanish Segunda, sparking interest from a number of clubs across Europe.

Club vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu has spoken of the club's efforts to keep the player, but admits that an exit could be imminent after failing to agree fresh terms.

"We have offered him a contract extension, but he didn't accept it. We would love to keep him at the club, but he has turned us down," Bartomeu told ONA FM.


Liverpool have monitored the player closely in the past, according to talkSPORT, and are keen to acquire the services of another striker in the summer.

Kenny Dalglish spent big in the summer on forwards, bringing in Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez for a combined total of over £55 million at Anfield. NESV proved that they are willing to back the Liverpool boss financially, and will look to do so again in the summer.

Whilst a defender is thought to be the priority for the Liverpool legend, Dalglish has hinted at a number of squad changes as he looks to make his mark on the team.

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