English Premiership

Lambert, Borini head for exit

2015-07-22 13:25
Rickie Lambert (Getty Images)
Rickie Lambert (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool are expected to let Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini depart the club this summer following the imminent arrival of Christian Benteke.

The Independent report that Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini are expected to leave Liverpool after Christian Benteke arrives at the club in a deal worth £32.5 million.

Benteke's Liverpool move could be confirmed as soon as Wednesday but the club are anxious to cash in on interest for strikers, Lambert and Borini.

Lambert is expected to complete a move to West Bromwich Albion while West Ham United have shown interest in bringing Borini to London.

Neither club has launched a formal offer, according to the latest reports.

Following the arrival of the 24-year-old striker from Villa, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers summer spending would exceed the £75 million mark.

Rodgers has already revamped his side by bringing in Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Adam Bogdan and Nathaniel Clyne.

Benteke will join Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Mario Balotelli and Danny Ings as the Merseyside club's main strikers.

The sale of Lambert and Borini is expected to add £11 million to the £49 million received from the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.

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