Report: Liverpool eye Lacazette but wait on Benteke exit before making offer

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho and Christian Benteke in the stands

Liverpool are reportedly interested in a move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

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According to French media outlet Le 10 Sport, Liverpool are interested Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette, but will not make a move until they have sold Christian Benteke.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to improve his squad this summer and has already welcomed four new signings to Anfield.

He is unlikely to stop there though and it appears that he may want to make a further addition to his forward line despite the capture of Sadio Mane from Southampton.

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According to Le 10 Sport, the German is interested in a move for Lyon striker Lacazette.

As far as they are concerned, talks have been held between the two clubs about a possible move this summer.

However, the Reds will not make an official approach for his services until they have confirmed Christian Benteke’s departure from the club.

The Belgian is expected to leave Anfield after a disappointing year following his move from Aston Villa.

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Crystal Palace are currently leading the race for his signature, with the Mirror claiming the two sides are confident of striking a £30 million deal for the player.

If Le 10 Sport’s report is true then Liverpool will surely be determined to finalise that sooner rather than later so that they can continue their pursuit of Lacazette in earnest.

Perhaps they are waiting to secure the funds from Benteke's exit to fund the move for the French striker, with the Telegraph reporting on Tuesday that Lyon may be holding out for £34.2 million for their man. 

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