​​Liverpool have identified West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini as a prime target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Argentine publication ​Diario Ole.

The Argentina international is considered an ideal replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who left Anfield for ​Barcelona in January.

Lanzini looks almost certain to leave ​West Ham if they fail to avoid relegation from the ​Premier League this season.

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Even if David Moyes keeps the Hammers up, they could face a challenge to prevent Lanzini's departure. The 25-year-old has impressed since arriving in London from Al Jazira in 2015, making 82 Premier League appearances across three seasons.

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Lanzini has, however, looked to publicly dispel the speculation, and stressed that he is fully focused on performing for West Ham.

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“I’ve always said I am very happy at the club and it’s a club where I feel very comfortable and I really enjoy working with this group of players," he said. “I’ve been here for three years now and I get on well with a lot of people. We have a lot of big personalities here and big players here and I truly get on well with everyone at the club.

“I always give 100 percent to the club. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but today I am very, very happy and I love playing here.”

Lanzini, who has two years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium, is expected to feature for Argentina in Tuesday night's friendly against Spain.