Insua exit imminent, Mascherano, Ngog exit latest

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a fee of £5million to sell Argentine left-back Emiliano Insua to Italian side Fiorentina.

Insua’s transfer to Fiorentina is expected to go through in the next 24 hours, with the player in discussions with the Serie A club and expected to undergo a medical shortly.

Krisztian Nemeth’s agent, Tibor Pataky, has told the Liverpool Echo that the striker wants to stay at Anfield and aim to break through to the first team.

Nemeth spent last season out on loan in Greece, and since the arrival of Roy Hodgson as new Reds boss, has been linked with a permanent move away from Merseyside.

“Krisztian has a very clear opinion; he wants to stay as a Liverpool player, and his wish is to be successful as a Liverpool player, if Liverpool will give him a chance to fight,” said Pataky.

West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo has admitted that the club are interested in signing Liverpool striker David Ngog on loan.

Ngog has stated that he would prefer to remain at Anfield, but has been the subject of loan speculation with several clubs.

“He is a player we are interested in,” said Di Matteo. “But most clubs wait until the end of July and the beginning of August before deciding on which players they might loan out.”

And Barcelona could be back in the race to sign Reds midfielder Javier Mascherano. It is understood the Catalan giants have been priced out of their pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and could now turn their attentions to a cheaper option in the Argentine captain.