A report in The Guardian newspaper claims Newcastle attacker Hatem Ben Arfa is wanted by Liverpool and could be used in a deal that would see striker Andy Carroll return to Tyneside.
The 25 year old is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury. The report suggests Newcastle’s interest in taking Carroll back to St. James’ Park makes a move for Ben Arfa more favourable.
Meanwhile, another Liverpool transfer target, Blackpool winger Tom Ince, scored twice for England Under 21’s in their 4-0 win over Sweden on Tuesday night. Reds’ midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was also on target, while Jordan Henderson captained the side and Andre Wisdom and Jack Robinson lined-up in defence for Stuart Pearce’s side.