Report: Liverpool set £4.5 million asking price for Rickie Lambert

West Brom and Norwich City both want to sign the Liverpool striker this summer.

Lambert is expected to leave Liverpool this summer, and the Daily Mail claims they have set an asking price on his head.

The report states that the Reds are looking to recoup all of the £4.5 million fee they paid for Lambert last summer, although they may settle for a value close to that asking price.

This could cause issues in the move for the 33-year-old, who has been linked with both West Brom and Norwich this summer.

The report references both the Premier League club’s interest, but it is stated that the Baggies only want to sign Lambert if he is available for a fee of roughly £3 million.

£4.5 million is a large price to pay for an ageing striker who failed to impress last term, although he does have a proven goal record in the Premier League, and he could be the perfect mentor for young Saido Berahino.

There is not reference as to the price Norwich are willing to pay for the striker, but they are also likely to baulk at Liverpool’s valuation, as they look to build a squad capable of staying in the Premier League following their promotion.

Lambert’s first-team chances will be limited at Anfield this coming season due to the signings made by Brendan Rodgers this summer, and the Merseyside club want to sell him as soon as possible.

However, unless they lower their asking price, it is unlikely that many teams will want to formalise their interest in Lambert into a concrete offer during this transfer window.

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