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Swansea following Liverpool contract talks with Joe Allen

Swansea want allenSwansea are waiting to discover the fate of Liverpool’s contract talks with Joe Allen before potentially making a move if a agreement isn’t made between the player and club.

Allen has one year remaining on his Liverpool contract and no talks have yet taken place as Allen reached the Euro semi-finals with Wales after some impressive displays from the 26 year old.

Liverpool signed Allen from Swansea for a fee of 15million in 2012 when Brendan Rodgers was in charge and so far he has struggled to break into the first team under Klopp as the Welshman made just 8 premier league starts last season.

Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool will hold talks with Allen when he returns to the Reds preseason after a extended break and Klopp said he hopes they can reach a agreement when he returns.

“We will find a solution but it’s not done,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 5-0 friendly win on Wednesday night.

“Obviously Joe Allen is a good player. We never doubted this. He played a good European Championship, like the whole Welsh team.

“We have to make decisions, we have to find solutions. We have to talk to the player, ask the player and think about our situation. That’s how it works.”

Allen was named in the official UEFA team of the tournament after a number of impressive games which helped Wales have a fantastic tournament.

 

 

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Skrtel and Ibe leave the club for a combined 20million

fenerbahce and Bournemouth have both announced the signings of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and winger Jordon Ibe for a combined fee of 20million.

Skrtel is a vastly experienced centre back who made 319 appearances for the club after he was signed from Russian club Zenit St Petursburg for a fee of 5million.

Skrtel leaves the club after 8 successful years

Skrtel leaves the club after 8 successful years

The Slovakian international had been at the club for 8 years and scored a impressive 18 goals in his time at Liverpool.

The 31 year old had fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool last season under Jurgen Klopp as he built up a partnership between Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho, with veteran defender Kolo Toure being utilised before Skrtel was.

It’s sad to see a player go after such a long time at the club and many memory’s but clearly now the time is right Skrtel to leave the club after a number of high profile errors in the last few seasons.

Jordan Ibe has also left the club after showing so much promise last season he has also fallen down the pecking order at Anfield.

The 20 year old made 58 appearances for the club with all four of his goals coming last season, but only one coming in the Premier League. Ibe made his Liverpool debut at just 17 years old and a game against QPR three years ago and hasn’t capped off on his potential that he once had.

Ibe leaves the club after not fulfilling his potential

Ibe leaves the club after not fulfilling his potential

A fee of 15million represents fantastic business by the Reds as he is a player that hasn’t proven himself in the Premier League as of yet and for him and Bournemouth it is a good move as he will get first team football as well as giving Bournemouth the chance at attempting to fulfil his talent that he has at just 20 years old.

Ibe fallen down the pecking order under Klopp like Skrtel did as he was the only senior winger at the club and still wasn’t able to get into a team that was struggling for width, with Mane’s signing this further pushed him to the exit door.

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Transfer rumours: West Brom ‘express interest’ in Liverpool striker Christian Benteke

Is a exit on the cards for Christian Benteke?

Is a exit on the cards for Christian Benteke?

West Brom could offer Liverpool striker Christian Benteke an escape route this summer, with West Brom boss Tony Pulis said to hold an interest in the Belgium.

Benteke looks certain to leave Liverpool this summer after struggling to fit in under Jurgen Klopp and falling behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and even midfielder Roberto Fermino in the pecking order to play up front.

With Danny Ings set to return in pre-season he’s expected to jump ahead of Benteke in the pecking order as well. So Benteke is on the fringes of the Reds team and as one of the biggest earners in the side Klopp is expected to move him on this summer.

Tony Pulis is set to fund a move for the 25 year old Belgium by selling Saido Berahino, who is valued at around 22 million and has been linked with Tottenham and Stoke City.

Berahino was left on the fringes of the West Brom squad earlier in the season due to his attitude but he has recently been getting back into the side but many think this is so other teams won’t be put off to sign him.

The Englishman is a off the shoulder striker and doesn’t really suit Tony Pulis style of play and has struggled to make a impression this season even when he has played. Pulis prefers to utilise stron, lone centre forward which Benteke, like current West Brom strikers Saloman Rondon and former Red Rickie Lambert, would fit perfectly.

Benteke proved during his time at Aston Villa that he is utilised best in a team that play with more of a direct approach to the game. Having scored 49 goals in 101 games for Villa Benteke was a success in similar direct approach that both teams like to play.

Benteke is expected to play our remaining games in the Premier League when he returns to full fitness but only due to the injury to Divock Origi. The Belgiums last start came in February’s FA Cup fourth round loss to West Ham.

Benteke told reporters during a international break that he would never have signed if he wasn’t going to be first choice.

West Brom will face a fight to sign the Big Belgium though as Juventus, Atletico Madrid and West Ham have all been heavily linked and whether West Brom will pay half of the 32million fee Liverpool paid for him is another question.

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Udinese confirm Liverpool’s interest in midfielder Piotr Zielenski

Could we see Zielenski move to Liverpool in the summer?

Could we see Zielenski move to Liverpool in the summer?

Liverpool manager Klopp and other members of Liverpool’s transfer committee have been watching and monitoring the progress of the 21 year old, whom is currently at Serie A side empoli on loan for the season.

It was only last month that the player himself came out and said he would love to play alongside Liverpool playmaker Phillipe Coutinho, before going on to then confirm rumours linking him with a move to Anfield.

‘There is a lot of truth in rumours about Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is interested in me, we had some talks,’ Zielinski told Polish outlet Sportowe Fakty.

An d now, Udinese Sporting Director Cristiano Giaretta has stated the Reds hold concrete interest in the Polish international, but they could face a bidding war Zielinski’s signature.

‘There is interest from Liverpool and it is concrete interest,’ Cristiano Giaretta told Italian radio station Radio Punto Zero.

‘He is doing very well and has the eyes of the Premier League on him’.

Zielenski is a more of a holding midfielder and could strengthen a position Liverpool are particular weak in depth with, the 21 year old has 4 goals and 6 assists to his name this season as well as making 13 international appearances for Poland already.

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Brendan Rodgers: No offers for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger

AggerLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists that there have been no offers for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger.

The Dane sat out the 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund with a knee problem, and has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Anfield.

According to numerous reports Agger has asked Rodgers if he can leave the club this summer with concerns he won’t get first team football.

But Rodgers said: “I saw some stories on Agger, but we haven’t had any enquiries. Daniel is still getting some work done on his knee. He’s been unfortunate since the tour of America, but we haven’t had anything, no offers.”

Brendan Rodgers has also revealed that new 20million signing Lazar Markovic could be fit for Liverpool’s opening fixture against Southampton this Sunday.

He said: “Hopefully, Lazar will be available. If not for Sunday, certainly for the next week. He’s had a slight problem with his tendon, but he’s up to speed, working with the sports science team and looking very strong. And if he just misses out next week, he’ll certainly be available for the next game.”

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Daniel Agger wanted by London clubs Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham

AggerLiverpool defender Daniel Agger is wanted by a number of London clubs after deciding he wants to leave Liverpool.

Agger is believed to want to leave Liverpool due to the fact he wants first team football, with Liverpool signing Lovren for 20million, Agger appears to be even further down the pecking order at Liverpool.

Arsenal are in the market for a new centre-back after selling Vermaelen to Barcelona for 15million and they see Agger as a cheap option to fill the void.

Tottenham will be keen on the defender if they fail to sign Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal, while West Ham are believed to be interested as he fits there price range at 10million.

Liverpool would prefer to sell Agger abroad rather than to potential rivals Arsenal and Tottenham this season.

 

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Transfer Rumours: Alberto Moreno set to finally sign on Tuesday after making last appearance for Seville in Supercup final against Real Madrid

MorenoAccording to reports Alberto Moreno looks set to make his final appearance for Seville in the Supercup final against Real Madrid in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Liverpool will pay around 16million for Moreno, with youngster Suso potentially going to Seville on another season long loan spell in Spain.

Europa league winners Seville want Moreno to say his goodbyes to the fans in the showpiece final.

Only then will the deal be completed, after a drawn out transfer saga that saw the deal collapse twice.

Alberto Moreno would finally offer Liverpool a top draw left-back, having played Jon Flanagan out of position for the majority of the season, which has been a problematic area for Liverpool for a number of years.

 

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Transfer Rumours: Edinson Cavani’s agent confirms Liverpool after star striker

cavaniLiverpool have been offered a glimmer of hope in the pursuit to sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani from PSG.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is a huge admirer of Cavani and the star’s agent confirmed that Liverpool have made an inquiry earlier this summer as they look to replace 75million Luis Suarez.

The PSG forward will command huge wages and a big money transfer, after the big spending French champions spent 55million on Cavani just last summer.

Cavani’s agent Claudio Annelluci has stated that there are offers from Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal on the table.

“There was much interest in the player during the past six months. I can confirm that Cavani has heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal,” he said.

“He would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision. He is not interested in money and fame, he just wants to be happy playing football.”

Cavani has stated that he is happy at PSG, but the French club are willing to sell him this summer if the right offer comes in. Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested and this will increase the price of the player.

That has prompted Liverpool to look elsewhere, with Rodgers making an enquiry into the availability of Falcao.

The player though is keen on a move to Real Madrid this summer to link up with former teammate James Rodriguez, who joined Madrid earlier in the summer.

Liverpool will be encouraged by the fact that the 27-year-old would rather play for a team that suits his style, rather than playing for cash.

 

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Transfer Rumours: Liverpool in talks to sign Radamel Falcao from Monaco

FalcaoAccording to numerous reports, Liverpool have joined Manchester City and Real Madrid in the battle to sign Columbian striker Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco.

Liverpool look light in the centre-forward department having only brought in 4million Rickie Lambert in that position, with Divock Origi going back to Lille on loan.

Italian journalist Mina Rzouki states that Liverpool are leading the race for the 28-year-old and talks have took place in Italy over signing Falcao.

Italian reports claim Falcao is available to loan out with a view to buying the season after, which would suit Liverpool having spent big already.

Manchester City have been heavily linked over the summer with a potential deal for Falcao seeing Stevan Jovetic going the other way.

Fresh reports though claim that Liverpool are leading the race for Falcao, who missed the World Cup through injury.

 

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Daniel Agger has had a heart-to-heart with manager Brendan Rodgers about leaving Liverpool

Agger former clubLiverpool vice-captain Daniel Agger has had a tearful heart to heart with manger Brendan Rodgers about wanting to leave the club he has spent 8 years of his career at.

The 29-year-old made his emotional request during the Reds recent pre-season tour of America.

Agger is now reportedly set to be sold, with Barcelona leading the chase for the Dane.

Agger made just 23 appearances for Liverpool last season and fears he is facing a losing battle to get back into the first team picture, with Liverpool adding 20million Dejan Lovren to their already packed defence.

Agger was given permission to leave the tour by manager Brendan Rodgers, although the stated reason was through injury.

The centre-back clearly loves Liverpool, as shown with getting YNWA tattooed on his knuckles weeks after signing a new deal in 2012.

As things stand Agger is not in Rodgers first team plans next season and Liverpool would be willing to listen to offers of around 12million.

No doubt a legend for Liverpool and as loyal as a player gets but maybe its the right time for Agger to depart. What do you think of the news?

 

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