Liverpool prepare £20million offer for French winger

Liverpool are preparing a £20million offer for Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann, Metro reports.

The Reds are set to lose talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona and are planning a bid for the French winger.

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Griezmann put in some impressive performances in the World Cup, attracting interest from Europe’s top sides.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are closely monitoring the situation, with Arsenal also having two bids rejected in the past year.

But Liverpool are looking to steal the march on their title rivals by tabling £20million after Griezmann turned down Sociedad’s latest contract offer.

Griezmann snubbed a two-year extension and it is almost certain that the Frenchman will be sold before the transfer window closes this summer.

After already signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can and Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, Liverpool are also close to announcing the deal for Serbian star Lazar Markovic.

But with the sale of Suarez, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will still look to add to his side as they attempt to challenge for the title next season.