Another day, another transfer rumour. And there’s still over a month of this to go before the transfer window is shut. Breathe.
Aside from Pepe Reina’s heartfelt goodbye letter to Liverpool fans that we reported this morning, there’s news of our infamous number 7 again…
Today on The Luis Suarez Daily, the Daily Express report that Arsenal are set to up their offer for the Uruguayan to £42.5million, that’s £12.5million more than their initial bid several weeks ago.
Suarez is thought to prefer a switch abroad to the Bernabeu, but with no firm interest from the Spanish giants Arsenal are set to make a third bid of £42.5million.
The Gunners continue to chase Suarez, but still fall some way short of his £50million+ valuation by Liverpool.
Interest to see the reaction from Arsenal fan sites – this one, Arsenal Latest have a feeling in the back of their mind that the the club won’t have the balls to push Liverpool all the way:
The whole saga could run cold – just as the Higuain deal did – with Arsenal either pulling out or being priced out. Either way the deal could break down and the Gunners are left with just Yaya Sanogo to show for their efforts in July.
We do too. More out of hope though.
Away from that little piece of world class magical ability that played the final 30 minutes of Liverpool’s 3-0 victory in Thailand on Sunday, the Daily Mail say Brendan Rodgers is eyeing a new left-back target.
Liverpool have targeted Benfica’s Lorenzo Melgarejo in a bid to provide the cover at left-back they require.
Liverpool want to do a loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
The Guardian also report Liverpool’s interest in Melgarejo:
Liverpool are trying to sign Melgarejo on loan, with a view to a long-term transfer, and, should Benfica accept those terms, would have to apply for a work permit because the defender has only one senior cap for his country.
The news of the Reds link to Melgarejo comes just days after it was looking increasingly likely that 25-year-old Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho would be heading to Anfield.
And finally, the weekend also brought the news that it looks likely Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi will move to Belgian side Anderlecht, just one year after moving to Merseyside.
The Metro report Anderlecht boss John van den Brom as saying, “I have spoken to Oussama and he favours a move here. We are talking to Liverpool, it is now up to the club.”
Off you go then, Oussama.