There’s just five days left of the transfer window and Liverpool are running out of time to bolster their squad for the end of season run-in.
Recent form has seen the Reds bounce up into the top half of the Premier League table, but strengthening of the first team and squad would certainly steady the club in the direction of European places.
But it’s a difficult market, with inflated transfer prices and clubs unwilling to make drastic squad changes half way through a campaign.
Nevertheless, here’s what’s making the headlines with Liverpool this afternoon…
Luis Suarez IN from Ajax
Both Ajax and Liverpool remain stubborn in their valuation of the Uruguayan international. Ajax are holding out for at least £21million, whilst Liverpool are looking to pay much, much less.
The departure of attacking winger Ryan Babel from Anfield earlier this week and yet no replacement will be a worry to Liverpool, whose squad is already thin.
But Kenny Dalglish says the club are trying all they can, and the money is definitely there for purchases – a refreshing change from the last few transfer windows!
He said, “The finance is there. Everything is in place but it’s difficult to get players out of other clubs at this time,’ urged Dalglish after last night’s 1-0 win over Fulham.
“If we do not get anyone it is not for the want of trying.”
Charlie Adam IN from Blackpool
Ian Holloway and Blackpool are, like Ajax, being stubborn in holding out for much more money than the £4.5m bid they rejected from Liverpool last week.
However, their low finances, plus the pressure of Adam’s transfer request could force through a late deal.
Paul Konchesky OUT to Fulham
The out-of-favour left back is thought to be in talks with his former club over a return, just five months after being brought to Merseyside by Roy Hodgson.
Konchesky hasn’t played for Liverpool since Kenny Dalglish took over as boss and a return to Craven Cottage could well be on the card – albeit on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Stephen Warnock IN from Aston Villa
Konchesky’s departure could spell a renewed bid to sign Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock on loan until the summer.
Warnock is not favoured by Villa boss Gerard Houllier, and the 29-year-old could prove the solution for Liverpool’s left-back problem – a position currently being filled by right-back Glen Johnson.
The bids are thought to be made up of £5million initial payment, rising to a potential of £10million.
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