Liverpool are preparing a summer deal for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.
The France international has been a standout performer in the Ligue 1, with his impressive goalscoring record that has sparked speculations about his future at Lyon.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Lacazette, with reports that Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the 25-year-old qualities and even tried to sign him during the last summer transfer window.
However, reports in RMC claim that Liverpool have now entered the race to sign the French forward and might even nick him ahead of the Gunners.
Reports in The Mirror have it that Arsene Wenger still fancies a move for Lacazette and will attempt to lure to the Emirates this summer.
But the Gunners might have to compete with the Reds, following suggestions that Jurgen Klopp is confident that he can land the Frenchman.
There are speculations of transfer interest for the striker from La Liga outfit, Atletico Madrid who also tried to sign during the last summer transfer window.
Lacazette has scored 31 goals in 39 appearances this season for Lyon and the club considers him as a prized asset, which will make any transfer for him difficult due to the reluctance of the Ligue 1 side to sell him.