Liverpool interest confirmed in €30m strike starlet

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Liverpool have been confirmed as one of the clubs in the race to sign Belgian prodigy Romelu Lukaku.

The Anderlecht teenager has been courted by the cream of Europe as interest continues to grow in his services, and the club's general manager has revealed that he expect the player to make a move to England.

A crop of Barclays Premier League sides have all been linked with the player, with Liverpool one of those on the list and looking to land the teenager.

"Teams like Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool are interested," Herman van Holsbeeck told Sudpresse.

"But if two clubs Manchester enter the race, it might be interesting.

"We know that Real Madrid is interested in all the young talent, but I think his future would rather be in England. The transfer should be around €30million."

Dubbed 'the next Didier Drogba' by Belgian press, Lukaku already has 9 international caps to his name and is rapidly closing on 100 appearances for the Belgian Pro League outfit already.


It was reported in January that an offer came from England for the player's services, and whilst it was never confirmed which club made the bid it's known that Damien Comolli, director of football with Liverpool, is a big admirer of the player.

Kenny Dalglish has hinted at a number of personnel changes at Liverpool this summer, with another striker thought to be on the Scot's agenda despite the arrival of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January.

Fenway Sports Group proved with the signings that they are willing to back the manager financially, and might have to do so again come the end of the season with the Liverpool boss reportedly eying a left back, winger and central midfielder also.

Were the Merseysiders able to land Lukaku ahead of their rivals, it would be seen as a major coup and prove the club's desire to invest in youth at Anfield.

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