11th hour bid for Barca man? Ajax talent wanted and more LFC news

first_img 5 Liverpool are expected to be one of the busier clubs in the remaining couple of weeks of the transfer window, as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to begin to rebuild the squad in his own image.With Christian Benteke out of favour, and Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with injury, adding some additional attacking power is one of the German’s priorities, but he also has an eye on his side’s frailties at the back.And with the Reds currently eight points adrift of the top four, Klopp knows time is running out if he is to mount a genuine challenge for a Champions League place next season.So who is currently sitting at the top of his wanted list? talkSPORT takes a look… 5 Liverpool to snatch Cristian Tello from Fiorentina’s grasp? – The 24-year-old, who plays for Barcelona in Spain, is currently on loan at Porto in Portugal, but was expected to shortly complete a further loan move to Fiorentina in Italy, with a view to a permanent £6million transfer. You keeping up? But now it appears his whistle-stop tour of southern Europe could be cut short, with Tuttomercatoweb claiming the Reds have stepped in at the 11th hour in a bit to scupper the player’s move to Serie A. Watch this space… 2. Rob Green to replace Bogdan with Klopp having lost faith in current Reds back up? – Wow! The ink is barely dry on Simon Mignolet’s new five-year contract, but the Reds are already being linked with a move for a new goalkeeper. And the shock name in the frame is former England stopper Rob Green. The London club are keen to get Green off the wage bill, and the Evening Standard claim Liverpool are keen on him as number two, with Jurgen Klopp having lost faith in current back-up, Adam Bogdan. But many more Mignolet errors, and Green could swiftly be elevated to first choice. 5 1. Andre Ayew: Boyhood Liverpool fan to seal dream transfer? – Sunderland were thought to be favourites to sign the Ghana international, who joined Swansea only last summer, but it now appears Liverpool have entered the race for his signature, according to French news outlet, L’Equipe. The Swans are adamant they have no plans this month to sell the 26-year-old they signed on a free transfer from Marseille, but the lure of playing for his boyhood favourites may sway the French-born attacker to agitate for a move away from the Liberty Stadium. Anwar El-Ghazi: Ajax Talent of the Year linked with Liverpool – The 20-year-old Ajax starlet is being linked with a move to Merseyside, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that Jurgen Klopp is keen to lure the talented youngster to the Premier League. El Ghazi was named Ajax’s Talent of the Year in 2015, and they would be loathe to lose him at this early stage of his development but, with AC Milan also interested in signing the twice-capped Holland attacker, a bidding war between the pair could yet see him heading to pastures new before the end of the month. 5 5 Shane Long too expensive for the Reds? – Liverpool have had an initial approach for the Irishman rebuffed by the Saints, and the ball is now in their court for them to decide on an improved offer. It was reported the Reds were prepared to pay £8million for the 28-year-old, but the south-coast side are apparently holding out for a figure closer to £12m, despite their weekend signing of Charlie Austin from QPR. It remains to be seen whether or not the Anfield outfit view that as being a little too rich for their blood.last_img read more