Liverpool “asked for £60m” for Gerrard

Real Madrid’s transfer consultant Ernesto Bronzetti claims they have been told Steven Gerrard would cost them £60m to buy from Liverpool.

The good news is that Real president Florentino Perez has been put off by that asking price, especially given the England captain’s age.

“The president does not agree with Gerrard because he is 30 and Perez doesn’t want to know,” said Bronzetti. “Plus Liverpool asked for €70million (£60million).”

The worrying news is that it again appears then that Liverpool are open to bids for their influential captain.

It also emerged over the weekend that Liverpool have been in talks with Fiorentina over the sale of left back Emiliano Insua prior to Roy Hodgson’s appointment, and another report suggesting Palermo have held talks similarly for midfielder Lucas Leiva.

This all despite managing director Christian Purslow saying no discussions would take place on possible player sales until a new manager arrived.

Now that Hodgson has been appointed it is emerging that plenty of players have been offered around Europe.

Surely not more lies from the Liverpool hierarchy?

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