Tuesday’s LFC transfer rumours: Eriksen eyeing Liverpool? No move for Shaqiri

16 July 2013

More LFC transfer rumours today as Christian Eriksen turns down another club and Bayern Munich rubbish Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool speculation.


Since Liverpool signed four players before the transfer window even opened, things seem to have gone a bit quiet on the transfers front.

However, Brendan Rodgers has promised more new recruits on the way, and this week Steven Gerrard put pen to paper on a new deal to remain at Anfield for another two years.

Some would say, also, that the return of defender Martin Kelly from injury will be like a new signing for the Reds. Our columnist Aaron Cutler has explored the new options Kelly’s availability gives Rodgers.

Nevertheless, the LFC transfer rumours keep on circulating, in and out and around and round like some crazy kite in this hazy British summer air (a romanticised transfer round-up?!).

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Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen appears to have turned down a move to German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, who are managed by former Reds defender Sami Hyypia.

TeamTALK report:

The Bundesliga side were reportedly willing to offer Eriksen a lucrative contract but the 21-year-old is adamant he will only leave the Amsterdam ArenA for a club at which his sporting ambitions can be met.

Eriksen has made no secret of his desire to move on from Ajax to further his career in another league, and this decision could work in Liverpool’s favour.

That is, however, if they are indeed chasing him. Yesterday we reported Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph denying Liverpool’s interest in the 21-year-old.

Earlier, Eriksen had said that he knew nothing of a move but is waiting interest for offers.

“I do not know more about this than you,” he told Voetbal International with quotes translated by Sky Sports. “If I leave, I have to go to a club that is bigger than Ajax in every way.

“But no clubs like that have shown interest yet. I’ve read a lot about it, but heard nothing from the club.”

Meanwhile German and European Champions Bayern Munich have moved quickly to deny reports they will sell 21-year-old winger Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge denied that Liverpool have even made a move for highly rated Shaqiri, who faces a fight for first team place in a very big Bayern squad.

“Liverpool have not made an offer for Shaqiri and we want to keep him,” Rummenigge is quoted in Metro as saying in Germany.

“We neither want to loan him out nor sell him. Pep Guardiola rates him very highly.”

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