As the calendar changes to June, the rumour mill kicks up a gear, with a month now until the summer transfer window officially opens for business.
A new name enters the list of players linked with a move to Anfield today, that of Monaco forward Benjamin Moukandjo.
Reports in French suggest interest in the Cameroon international, 22, is being considered as a cheaper alternative to Lille’s Ivorian winger / forward Gervinho.
Most Liverpool fans will agree one of our priorities this summer is to get in quality wide players to provide service for the likes of Andy Carroll. Two names that have been repeatedly linked are Aston Villa wingers Ashley Young and Stewart Downing.
Both players have seemingly opened the way for moves to a bigger club, Downing saying “I’m not sure if I’ll be at Villa next season,” and Young “My opinion is that I can play in the biggest competitions and the best competitions.”
“I always want to challenge myself. And to challenge myself is to play in those big competitions.”
Young has only one year left on his contract and appears to heading north from the Midlands with most reports suggesting Anfield or Old Trafford as his destination.
Another player seemingly in a battle between our friends down the East Lancs, is Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam. With Paul Scholes having yesterday announced his retirement, this has fuelled the Adam to United reports. Watch this space.
Elsewhere, highly-rated forward Romelu Lukaku could sign a deal at Chelsea next week, according to The Guardian. The Belgium and Anderlecht player, 18, has been scouted by Liverpool this season and has attracted interest from around Europe.
Away from Anfield, it looks like former boss Gerard Houllier is to leave Villa by mutual consent following health concerns, and Sam Allardyce is set to get the big job he talked himself up for 6 months ago – at newly relegated West Ham.