Liverpool media round-up: Lambert and Balotelli attracting interest as Wisdom loan confirmed

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert looks increasingly likely to leave the club this summer, a year after joining his boyhood club from Southampton for £4.5 million.

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has confirmed his interest in the 33-year-old, with the Birmingham Mail reporting that a deal could be wrapped up within the next 72 hours. 

Pulis is quoted in the Birmingham Mail, saying: “Rickie is available. Liverpool have made that known. We’d be interested.

“It’s very important that we get players who will score goals."

However, the Daily Mail is reporting that Tottenham are monitoring Lambert's situation. They report that Mauricio Pochettino, who worked with Lambert at Southampton, may see him as a good addition to their ranks with both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado likely to leave White Hart Lane. 

The Mail is also reporting that Mario Balotelli could be in line for a move back to Serie A with Bologna, as the Reds look to offload the striker who has failed to impress since his £16 million move from AC Milan last summer. Sampdoria are also said to be interested in the Italian, with the Reds setting an asking price of around £7 million.

The same report suggests that young goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux is a target for Swindon Town but it's unclear whether that could be on loan or on a permanent basis. 

Andre Wisdom's loan move to Norwich City was confirmed yesterday by both clubs after it was reported earlier in the week by the Liverpool Echo

Canaries boss Alex Neil told the Norwich City website: “I’m delighted as Andre fits our profile in terms of getting hungry players in who want to make their way in the game."

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