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2nd Mar, 2018 | 10:21am

Liverpool must act fast if they want to land dazzling midfielder after reported contract talks

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Liverpool target Manuel Lanzini is set to be offered improved terms from West Ham in an attempt to ward off interest from the Reds.

The Evening Standard claim that the player who currently earns £35,000,000-per-week at the Hammers will have a deal put to him once the club is certain of its top-flight status for the next campaign.

This means that Jurgen Klopp will have to move quickly to capture Lanzini, 25, who is seen as a replacement for the departed Philippe Coutinho.

The Argentine initially moved to East London on loan in 2015 from Al-Jazira and signed permanently for £9.4million in 2016.

But the playmaker’s current deal at the London Stadium runs out in 2020 which has pushed David Moyes into action amid the Liverpool interest.

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Despite the Hammers precarious position in the Premier League table – just three points above the relegation zone – the 25-year-old has been electrifying and without the midfielder, the Irons would be a lot worse off.

An injury spell on the sidelines coincided with another dip in form from the side and it is evident that his presence in the team makes West Ham tick.

Lanzini has registered three times this season from 21 appearances and according to a report in The Sun, Liverpool are thought to be keen on taking him to Anfield – his trickery and ability in the centre of the park would make him a good fit at the club.

In other Liverpool news, club chief confirms no new contract offer for £88m La Liga ace as Liverpool reportedly circle.

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