Nolan Roux is set to leave Stade Brest with Schalke, Marseille and the mighty Liverpool all showing interest in the forward.
The France Under-21 international has been attracting interest from around Europe after an impressive season with the Ligue 1 club.
French giants and 2010 Ligue 1 champions are reportedly mulling over the idea of a bid for the striker, but a valuation of £8Million from Stade Brest could prove to be a problem in any potential deal.
Dalglish and Comolli are looking for a new striker and are considering whether to take a risk on the young Frenchman after the failure of fellow countryman David N’Gog at Anfield. It is believed that Liverpool are only willing to shell out £7Million for the forward, after already spending so much on Jordan Henderson.
The frontrunners in the chase for the 23-year-old’s signature however, seems to be Schalke 04, who need to strengthen their squad after just finishing above the relegation zone last summer. The club managed to win the German Cup and reach the semi-final of the Champions League but their overall performance in the Bundesliga was very disappointing, leaving the management with no choice but to add to the squad this summer.
L’Equipe have reported that Schalke are close to agreeing personal terms with Roux but are not willing to pay the £8Million price tag. A reported clause in Roux’s current contract with Stade Brest states that 50% of any future transfer will go to former employers, RC Lens, leaving the Ligue 1 side with no other option but to demand a high price.
The prospect of Liverpool and the Premier League is sure to entice Roux over to English shores but the question is: at a minimum of £8Million, will Dalglish be willing to take a risk on the 23-year-old?
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