Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:
The Reds are closing in on the signing of Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The club are finally prepared to trigger the Belgian’s £32.5m release clause, meaning the player will soon be able to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.
They will have to pay even more if they hope to lure Alexandre Lacazette to Anfield, the Independent report.
The Lyon striker will be available for no less than £35m.
The Reds are apparently in talks to sign AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez, according to the Daily Express.
The Frenchman will reportedly be available for £10.5m.
An offer is also on the table for Zenit St Petersburg forward Salomon Rondon, according to the Metro.
The Venezuelan scored 20 goals in 36 matches last season, and would be open to a move.
Finally, Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Liverpool can still attract top talent to the club, after Raheem Sterling left the club for Manchester City, the Daily Mirror report.
“Players will always going to be wanting to come to Liverpool. It’s such an iconic club but in the modern game and with the market now players will move on,” he explained.
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