Sunday’s tabloids are full of transfer speculation, with Liverpool heavily featuring following the arrival of Brendan Rodgers this week.
While an agreement has been made with Rodgers’ former club Swansea that means Liverpool won’t sign players from the Welsh side for the next 12 months, one player who played a big part in the Premier League side’s debut season but isn’t officially a Swansea player is linked with a move to Anfield.
Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was set for a permanent switch to the Liberty Stadium but Rodgers has admitted he would be interested in the Hoffenheim player if he doesn’t agree personal terms with the Swans.
“If he comes onto the market, I have to be interested,” explained Rodgers.
“His initial chat has to be with Swansea, because he had a good period there. I said when I had the chat with the chairman (Huw Jenkins) the other day, when I told him I was going to go to Liverpool, that Gylfi came to Swansea because I was there as manager.”
Meanwhile, there are reports that players could move between the two sides if the deal suits both parties. So a big bid for midfielder Joe Allen could still persuade Swansea to part company with their academy graduate.
Fulham forward Clint Dempsey, who only has a year left on his contract at Craven Cottage, continues to be linked with a move to Anfield. The Daily Star reports £4m could be enough to see him head north.
While Dirk Kuyt has discussed his likely departure from Merseyside, admitting he has held talks with Feyenoord “There are many clubs who are interested,” the 31-year-old told NUsport. “Not only from England, also from Germany, Spain and Italy.”
“I have had several conversations with Feyenoord but we were unable to agree,” said the Dutchman.
The Metro reports that Kuyt could be part of a swap deal for Fiorentina’s Juan Manuel Vargas. The Peruvian midfielder has been linked with Liverpool and scouted regularly over the last year.
Rodgers said on Friday that he would be sitting down with the club’s scouts to discuss players immediately.