Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Samuel Eto’o latest and Lazio wonderkid linked with Reds

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Henry Jackson takes a look at which players have been linked with moves to Anfield over the last few days, as well as a couple of defenders who appear to be leaving the club.

Alberto Moreno

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The Liverpool Echo reported on Tuesday evening that a deal for Moreno has finally been agreed.

The 22-year-old left-back will discuss personal terms and have his medical in Liverpool on Wednesday, as Brendan Rodgers’ summer of spending continues.

 

Samuel Eto’o

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 14, 2013: Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o in action against Everton during the Premiership match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Eto’o’s move to Anfield is growing more and more likely, according to the Express.

The 33-year-old, who has enjoyed spells at Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea during an illustrious career, is thought to be interesting Rodgers, as he looks to bolster his striking options following the departure of Luis Suarez.

Everton are also thought to be interested, according to the Mirror, as the two Merseyside clubs battle for the Cameroon legend’s signature.

 

Keita Balde Diao

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The Express reports that Liverpool are interested in a move for highly-rated Lazio forward Diao.

The 19-year-old Spaniard, who came through Barcelona’s youth academy, is unlikely to be allowed to leave the Serie A club for anything less than £24m, according to their owner and president Claudio Lotito.

Diao’s age and potential are both something that would clearly appeal to Rodgers, but his hefty price tag could prove a potential stumbling block.

 

Martin Kelly and Kolo Toure

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Kelly in action against Shamrock Rovers during a postseason friendly match at Lansdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Martin Kelly in action against Shamrock Rovers during a postseason friendly match at Lansdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Daily Mirror claims both Kelly and Toure are on their way out of Anfield, with both defenders set to leave the club imminently.

Kelly has failed to recover from countless injury problems over the last few years, having shown great promise as a youngster, and is set to join Crystal Palace for around £2m.

Toure, meanwhile, has been deemed surplus to requirements by Rodgers after a year at Liverpool, and will join Trabzonspor for £1.5m.

The signings of Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo and Moreno means the exit of the duo won’t leave the Reds lacking in depth in defensive areas.

 

Tiago Ilori

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 17, 2013: Liverpool's Tiago Ilori in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another defender who could be on the move, although only on a loan basis, is Ilori.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 21-year-old Portuguese star could move to Championship side Cardiff, as he looks to continue his development.

With the likes of Lovren, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho all experienced, first-choice members of Liverpool’s squad, Ilori’s chances of playing regular football for Liverpool this season appear extremely unlikely. A season-long move to the Welsh club would likely suit both parties.

 

Let us know your thoughts on the current transfer situation at Liverpool in the comments section below.

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