Liverpool plotting £65m TRIPLE swoop to challenge Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United and City

LIVERPOOL are preparing a sensational £65m triple swoop for Christian Benteke, Memphis Depay and Alex Song.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the Reds will be active in the transfer market this summer as they look to challenge for the title again next season.

After missing out on the title last season by two points, Rodgers’ side have disappointed during this campaign and look set to miss out on a top four finish.

And the Metro claim moves for the trio will kick-off a busy summer of spending.

Rodgers has made signing a proven goalscorer a top priority having scored just 47 league goals this season in comparison to 101 last term following the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes.

Aston Villa striker Benteke has found a rich vein of form under Tim Sherwood, scoring nine goals in his last eight games.

The Belgian is likely to cost around £30m, although Rickie Lambert could move to Villa Park as part of a deal.

The Reds accepted a bid for the England international from the Midlands club on transfer deadline day but the 33-year-old decided to stay at Anfield.

Christian Benteke would cost around £30m

STRIKE OPTION: Christian Benteke would cost around £30m [GETTY]

Depay has been in stunning form for PSV Eindhoven this season, scoring 27 goals in all competitions, and is valued at £25m.

The Holland international is also wanted by Manchester United and has admitted he dreams of making a big money move.

Former Arsenal midfielder Song is currently on loan at West Ham from Barcelona and played a key role in the Hammers’ impressive first half of the season.

The Cameroonian has indicated he would be open to staying in England and Anfield officials believe a £10m bid could persuade Barcelona to sell.

Liverpool also remain hopeful of signing Danny Ings when his contract at Burnley expires at the end of the season.

The Clarets will be due a compensation fee as Ings is under 24 which is likely to be set by a tribunal and could be in excess of £6.5m.