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Alexandre Lacazette's agent says Lyon have to offer Liverpool linked star a better deal

Alexandre Lacazette

Can one of the striker's many Premier League suitors steal in given the contract problems, it may not be as easy as that says his agent.

The agent of Lyon attacker Alexandre Lacazette has told French publication Le Progres that the club should offer better terms to the 24-year-old, with last season's Ligue 1 top scorer in demand by the likes of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain according to ESPN.

"Ultimatums and media pressure won't change our demands, which OL are aware of," David Venditelli is quoted as saying by Le Progres, having been disappointed at the amount offered to the France international.

Though the forward and his agent are aware of plenty of interest from abroad, with the Premier League boasting numerous suitors, the impending European Championships in France next summer mean Lacazette is reluctant to move to another country where he may struggle to get the exposure he has at Lyon.

"The offers we've had from abroad are very significant in terms of finances, but they don't give all the guarantees Alexandre will flourish with just a year to go till the Euros," added Venditelli.

That could be a blow to those hoping to prise the attacker away from OL, though it appears that guarantees over first team football may help if one of Liverpool, Arsenal or Manchester United were to make a move, with the Anfield side particularly desperate to bring in strikers.

Attack is the problem for Liverpool

Lacazette is just one of a number of top class forwards Liverpool have been linked with this summer, as they seek to avoid the same problems they suffered last season. With Luis Suarez departed and Daniel Sturridge injured for much of the campaign, the Reds' forwards struggled to find the next, as Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert toiled in their attempts to make an impression.

Brendan Rodgers has already recruited Danny Ings, but the club continue to be linked with Lacazette, as well as South American trio Roberto Firmino, Salomon Rondon and Carlos Bacca according to Sky Sports.

Any of those four will be exactly the kind of attacking signing the Liverpool should make.

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