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Liverpool home in on Lambert

Liverpool have made an offer of between 8m and 10m to Southampton for striker Rickie Lambert, Sky sources understand.

The 32-year-old England international had previously been linked with a move to Anfield, but both clubs currently remain silent on the move.

Lambert has scored 60 goals in the last three seasons at Southampton and is known to be a Liverpool supporter.

Sky Sports also brought you the news that Liverpool had made a bid for Lambert's Southampton and England team-mate Adam Lallana earlier this month.

The striker is currently training with England ahead of the pre-World Cup friendly with Peru at Wembley on Friday.

Sky Bet had suspended betting on Lambert's future earlier on Thursday after he was heavily backed in from 5/1 for a move to Liverpool.

By the afternoon the striker had been backed in to 1/3 and went as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market with the betting trend failing to subside.

Sky Bet's head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: "We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning.

"As yet, we're unsure why it's proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided."