This weekend saw the Liverpool FC Rumour Mill kick up a notch with many players linked with moves to Anfield.
Comments by chairman Tom Werner after the Wigan match that Luis Suarez will not be sold, and that “our intention is to strengthen” the squad in January, will only add fuel to the fire when it comes to media linking signings – especially forwards – with Anfield.
Here’s a round-up of all the LFC links over the past couple of days…
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a gamble on Villarreal’s former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi, 25, as he bids to solve his striker shortage, even though the forward is out with knee ligament damage at the moment. (The Metro)
Rodgers is ready to make a surprise swoop on his old club Reading to take defender Alex Pearce (24) to Liverpool. Rodgers coached Pearce at the Royals academy. (The Mirror)
Liverpool are set to offer 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling a lucrative new contract worth £30,000 a week following his meteoric rise to the first team and full England honours. (The Mirror)
Liverpool are aiming to win the race to sign Blackpool’s Thomas Ince and have made a bid of £5 million in the hope of beating Manchester United to his signature. (The Metro)
Arsene Wenger has ruled out Theo Walcott being sold, saying the England international will sign a new contract at the Emirates. (Numerous)
Stewart Downing has been told he can leave in January, with Liverpool willing to accept a huge loss on the £20m paid to Villa just 16 months ago. (Liverpool Echo)
Middlesbrough plan January return for unwanted Liverpool winger Downing – who Liverpool could allow to leave for free. (The People)
Ivory Coast hit-man Wilfried Bony is another on Rodgers radar. (The People)