Liverpool gossip: Reds plan £21.7m deal for striker, and Philippe Coutinho returns to action

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:

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Despite signing Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, Brendan Rodgers is still planning to bolster his attacking options, the Metro report.

The Reds are planning a £21.7m bid for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette.

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The Merseyside outfit remain in the running to sign Napoli Gonzalo Higuain, the Daily Express report.

Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are also interested in signing the former Real Madrid star.

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They look set to beat off Premier League competition in the battle to sign Juventus winger Kingsley Coman, according to the Daily Star.

Arsenal had also been keen on the youngster, but it appears that Liverpool are the ones to win the chase.

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Rickie Lambert could be heading for the Anfield exit this summer, with the Daily Star reporting that Leicester City are keen on striking a deal for the veteran.

The former Southampton man has struggled since his switch from the south coast, so may relish the change of scenery.

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Finally, Philippe Coutinho has made his return to action in an under-21 game against Porto B, the Daily Mirror report.

The Brazilian had been given an extended break following the Copa America.

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