Liverpool plan increased bid for Alexandre Lacazette, after first offer rejected

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Liverpool are hoping to tempt Lyon into selling Alexandre Lacazette by making an improved £21.2m bid for the Frenchman, according to the Metro.

The Reds had an initial offer of £17m turned down for the 24-year-old earlier in the summer, the Metro report, but that has not deterred Brendan Rodgers from trying to get another name through the Anfield door during this window.

While the Merseyside outfit have enjoyed a solid pre-season, there are arguably question marks regarding all of their attacking options.

While Rickie Lambert has departed for West Brom, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini remain with the club, despite failing to impress last season.

Rodgers’ preferred option following the departure of Luis Suarez would have surely been Daniel Sturridge, however the England international spent most of the season out injured.

And while they have three new strikers to choose from this season, similar questions still linger.

Divock Origi endured a challenging year out on loan with Lille, Danny Ings has yet to prove himself for one of the very best clubs in the Premier League, and there’s little indication at the moment about how Christian Benteke will respond to the pressure of a £32.5m move (via BBC Sport).

While Lacazette would face similar questions, especially for the fee that the Metro suggest he may arrive for, his efforts in France last season would suggest that he is ready to make the step up to the Premier League.

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