Liverpool are ready to battle with Arsenal for the signature of Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
The French international has emerged as one of the most consistent goalscorers in Europe in recent seasons, and has hinted at a possible move to one of the top leagues on more than one occasion.
Arsenal have been most strongly linked with a move for the striker, with Arsene Wenger believed to have had him watched on a number of occasions, and they are now claimed to have made him their main target this summer.
Liverpool are now in to make a bold bid to bring him to Merseyside however, with the Reds relying strongly on midfielder Roberto Firminho as a false number nine for much of the campaign.
Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are deemed to be in for his signature also, with the former believed to be eyeing a replacement for potential departee Antoine Griezmann.
Should Lacazette adapt to the Premier League as quickly as expected, he could swiftly become a long-term rival for Harry Kane in the goalscoring charts. Alexandre has notched up a huge 87 league goals over the past four season, including the uber-consistent 24 goals in only 27 Ligue 1 appearances this term.
Kylan Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann seem likely to be too expensive, or with too many rivals trying to sign them to realistic expect to strike a deal for them, while I believe Paulo Dybala would only leave Juventus in favour of Barcelona or Real Madrid, which leaves us to look elsewhere.
Lacazette looks like a mature yet young striker who can play at the highest level, and I would certainly be happy to see him play in our famous red next term.
Would you take Lacazette over the alternatives? Should Lukaku be favoured of the Lyon star?