Liverpool gossip: Aston Villa man’s release clause triggered, but trio of strikers still linked

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…

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Liverpool open talks with £10.5m rated AC Milan forward

Liverpool are ready to start spending the money they made on Raheem Sterling’s move to Manchester City, with AC Milan’s Jeremy Menez reportedly on the Reds’ radar. According to the Daily Express, talks between the two clubs have begun as the Serie A side are happy to let the Frenchman leave, and are willing to let him go for as little as £10.5m, having secured his signature on a free last summer. The Express report that negotiations between the two clubs have been promising, having already developed a good relationship following…

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Five strikers Liverpool need to consider signing instead of Christian Benteke

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Brendan Rodgers arguably faces the most challenging summer since he arrived at Liverpool three years ago. Following their disappointing campaign, the Northern Irishman needs to desperately bolster his options ahead of next season. And in no position is that desperation felt more, than up front. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Since the loss of Luis Suarez, the Reds have pinned all their hope upon the success of Daniel Sturridge, while supporting him with a cluster of back-up options. Unfortunately, the England international has spent much of the year on…

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