Monday’s LFC Transfer Reports: Mkhitaryan latest and Wanyama interest

The latest transfer reports surrounding Liverpool FC.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Report: Ian Ayre cancels trip to economics conference to complete Henrikh Mkhitaryan dealThings had cooled on the Shaktar Donetsk midfielder after it emerged last week that his ownership situation had complicated a potential move to Anfield. However, Russian daily sports paper claims a £20m deal has been agreed between the two clubs for the Armenian.

With Aspas and Alberto tied up, Simon Mignolet expected to complete his medical tomorrow, and progress being made on Tiago Ilori, Mkhitaryan could be the big story this week.

Victor Wanyama

The 21 year old defensive midfielder has emerged as potential Liverpool target in recent days, with The Sunderland Echo claiming today that former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson could make way for Liverpool to pursue a move for Celtic’s key man.

The Kenyan has rejected the chance to join Southampton, quoted by Sky Sports explaining:

“While the bid was okay for Celtic, the terms were not right for myself and my agent. I am open to what offers are made, but I am relaxed and it’s important that Celtic are happy too.”

We blogged about how we think Wanyama would be a good signing for Liverpool for The Metro last week.

Eljero Elia

TalkSport claim today that “Liverpool are ready to rekindle their long-standing interest” in the Dutch winger. They suggest Brendan Rodgers has been tracking the player since he moved to Werder Bremen last year. A tenuous link at best this one.

Iago Aspas

Meanwhile back on Merseyside Liverpool have been busy unveiling £7million striker Iago Aspas to the world’s media.

In a series of photoshoots and interviews which appeared on the club’s official website this morning, Aspas spoke of his delight of signing for the Reds from Celta Vigo:

“I’m really happy to have come to a big club like this one.

“Having weighed up all my options for this window, a massive club like Liverpool was always my first choice.”

The club’s Managing Director Ian Ayre was also delighted by capturing the signature of the 25-year-old:

“It’s fantastic, the third signing of the summer and very early in the window.

“He’s a great talent, one that Brendan identified a long time ago.

“The scouting network and everybody else have done a lot of hard work to get him here and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to get his signature and have him in the squad.”

Tom Ince

Liverpool are also set to receive almost £3m from the sale of Tom Ince to Cardiff City from Blackpool.

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