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Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Andy Carroll edges closer to Anfield exit

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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will undergo a medical on Tuesday at West Ham United, as the £35 million striker is looking to fly back from his holiday trip in the United States to complete the formalities at Upton Park.

The Reds are left with no other options rather to sell the striker for £15 million (a huge loss, keeping in mind the investment they put in two-and-a-half years ago) to West Ham, where he played the entire last season on loan, as it became increasingly clear that he doesn’t fit into the plans of Brendan Rodgers.

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Doubts cracked up over Carroll’s desire to leave the club, which made the situation complicated over the last few weeks; but as per reports from The Telegraph, the former Newcastle United player has agreed a six-year contract worth £100,000 a week to make the switch permanent.

Over to Luis Suarez and the club is getting increasingly annoyed with his pesky behaviours and interviews, where the Uruguayan is simply playing a flirting game dropping enough hints of his desire to join La Liga giants Real Madrid.

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The Reds will demand a written confirmation from the player so that the club can swiftly act on this saga over his future.

Liverpool are expecting him to submit an official transfer request, reports the Daily Mail, while the club is looking to recoup a fee around £50 million if Suarez decides to leave though Madrid have yet to make any formal bid for the 26-year-old.

According to this report from the Guardian, Liverpool are edging closer to secure double deals for Sunderland goal keeper Simon Mignolet and Shakhtar Donetsk’s highly rated midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Reds have had their initial offer (£6.5 million) rejected for Mignolet as the Wearside club are demanding around £10 million for the Belgian, but there is a genuine optimism that a deal can still be struck.

The signing could leave an impact on Pepe Reina’s future at Anfield. The Spaniard’s agent recently stated that Reina would stay at the club amid strong interests from Barcelona and Napoli.

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Liverpool are also expecting to conclude a deal for Mkhitaryan, who would cost around £22 million. The 24-year-old, who scored 25 league goals last season would be a great addition to the side and the Anfield club are hopeful about concluding the deal, although no formal offers have been placed yet for the Armenia international.

Barcelona need a central defender in the summer and according to Sport.es, the Catalan club have set their sights on Denmark international Daniel Agger.

Marseille forward André Ayew has insisted that he is a fan of Liverpool and has followed the Reds since childhood, but is currently not looking to leave the club.

And finally, Liverpool will conclude all documentations and other formalities for Iago Aspas when the transfer window opens at the end of the month, while the club will try to wrap up deals for Tiago Ilori and Luis Alberto within this week.

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Comments (4)

  1. “a huge loss keeping in mind…”

    How do you all keep getting away with publishing this? We sold Torres and N’Gog and acquired Carroll and Suarez. We didn’t lose any money. It could probably have been better allocated, but LFC did not lose any money. You all just can’t accept that truth.

    • Seriously?…. You think that because LFC sold a player for 30mil they can afford another for 30mil? Transfer money isnt used only on buying new players. Wage increases, stadium updates, all kinds of things play a role here.
      Besides that point…LFC isnt making any money if the same amounts are just being moved from one pocket to another. LFC would be wise if they sold one player for 50mil and bought two players for 45mil. Now that is smart.

      • You’re missing the point. Liverpool did not and are not taking on a “huge loss” by selling Carroll for 15 million. If anything we’re clearing his relatively high wages from the books and saving money for more astute transfers…*hopefully* like Aspas and Henrikh. And I disagree with your last statement. Almost certainly, the 2 players’ cumulative wages would end up being more than the 1 player and thereby eat up all (and most likely more) of 5 million you “saved.”

        Oh and BTW…Liverpool aren’t making any money. Period. Hardly any clubs do.

  2. Who cares if we make a loss or a profit? That is not the important thing: we are losing a developing striker, who is coming good and should have been at Anfield last season to give us different options to the fancy rubbish we were playing. What is wrong with lobbing the ball up the field and Carroll putting it into the net? He is a great header of the ball, great at running at and around defences, and has a powerful kick as well. He is big and powerful; an asset to any team. We are selling him, with no replacement lined up, and when Suarez leaves, and who could blame him, we will have no fire power up front at all. Sturridge is a great player and he is coming on, but he is no Suarez. We are idiots to sell Carroll, but Rodgers decided before he arrived at Anfield that Andy had to go and that was it.
    Glad to see that he is finally at home at Westham: good for him and good luck. And who cares if we lose financially or not? It is not the money that counts: its the player!