Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has been given permission to speak to other clubs after experiencing a disappointing debut season at Anfield.
According to The Metro, Lambert will enter talks with West Bromwich Albion.
The 34-year-old striker, a boyhood Liverpool fan, arrived on Merseyside in a £4m deal last season, and is now expected to be sold for £4.5m.
However, West Brom are attempting to convince Liverpool to sell the veteran for £3m.
Lambert has expressed his desire to stay with Liverpool, but he is not likely to receive a consistent first-team role unless he leaves for another club.
He managed only two goals last season, a steep fall from his production at Southampton, where he scored 107 goals in 206 appearances over a five-year stint.
With Lambert on the way out, Liverpool are expected to receive a major upgrade to their striking ranks. The Reds have met Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke’s £32.5m release clause.
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