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19th Oct, 2016 | 10:24am

Report: Liverpool line up explosive attacker, set for January deal

By Harvey Byrne

Liverpool are monitoring Rennes attacker Paul-Georges Ntep, according to a report.

The Sun claims that the Reds are casting their eye over the 24-year-old, but face competition from Premier League duo Arsenal and Southampton.

It is also reported that Ligue 1 giants Lyon could enter the race for the two-time France international.

The player is set to be sold in January, as he has refused to extend his deal at Rennes, which runs out next summer.

It is believed that rather than lose him for nothing in the summer, the French side hope to recoup some of his worth with the Premier League trio interested.

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The pacy left-winger has played six times for his club in the new campaign, providing one assist.

Manager Jurgen Klopp could be looking to add more depth to the left side of his attack with Brazilian star duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino occupying the position at various stages of the season.

The Reds attack is in impressive form this season with 18 goals from their first eight Premier League fixtures.

They will face Midlands side West Brom at Anfield on Saturday with the Merseysiders currently sat in fourth place with 17 points from their opening fixtures.

In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds sent scouts to watch Hoffenheim defender Fabian Schar.