Wednesday’s transfer reports involve the main faces of the summer already; Suarez speaks (again), Carroll won’t accept West Ham move, which holds up a move to Mkhitaryan.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers spoke to members of the written press at Melwood on Tuesday and his quotes are produced today, expressing his hopes for the transfer window this summer.
Rodgers identified the need to sign at least one centre half, plus an offensive player and another attacking midfielder.
“I haven’t got an exact number of players I want to bring in, but naturally we need some centre-halves and I’m looking to bring 20 more goals into the team,” Rodgers told reporters in quotes produced in The Daily Post.
“So I’m also looking at another offensive player to give us a real threat on goal and another attacking midfield player.”
The Post report that Liverpool are “hopeful” of securing a deal for Sporting Lison’s 20 year-old centre back Tiago Ilori.
Meanwhile, The Guardian report that “Andy Carroll’s reluctance to accept a £15m move to West Ham United that is impacting on Liverpool’s immediate transfer plans, such as formalising their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk’s £22m-rated midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.”
One piece of business that is progressing is the purchase of Spanish attacker Iago Aspas who was pictured alongside club doctor Zaf Iqbal before he underwent his medical yesterday. The deal should be confirmed today.
And finally, Luis Suarez has again been feeding the fire and speaking of his discontent on Merseyside. His latest quotes are in most newspapers, with him complaining about people mocking him with biting gestures. Luis, you do realise you made your own bed there?! “You get tired of stuff like that” he said. Maybe don’t bite someone then eh? And maybe stop talking.