Liverpool’s Summer 2012 Transfer Targets
Domestically, Liverpool have had a strange season. Their league form has been nothing short of terrible, however, their performances in the cups have been extremely impressive.
Next season Dalglish (providing he remains in charge) will no doubt look to improve the core of the Liverpool team, allowing them to challenge for a top four position.
Liverpool’s Transfer Targets
Seydou Keita – Midfielder – Barcelona
Liverpool are keen on Barcelona’s Seydou Keita. The £2m-rated midfielder, 32, who appeared for Mali in the African Nations Cup, has been frozen out at the Nou Camp. However, the 32-year-old could be about to snub the Anfield side and agree to a switch to AC Milan.
Rasmus Elm – Midfielder – AZ Alkmaar
Liverpool are preparing a summer move for AZ Alkmaar’s 24-year-old Swede Rasmus Elm, after reportedly sending their top scout to watch him in action for the Dutch side. According to the Sun, the two involved sides have agreed a £8m fee.
Luuk De Jong – Striker – FC Twente
Liverpool are chasing £12m-rated striker Luuk de Jong, who has scored 30 goals for FC Twente this season. But the Anfield club face competition for the 21-year-old’s signature from 15 other clubs. The Anfield club will have to find at least £12.5m if they are serious about signing the Dutch international striker
Younes Belhanda – Attacking Midfielder/ Winger – Montpellier
Liverpool have joined Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for Montpellier winger Younes Belhanda, 22. According to the Metro.
Olivier Giroud – Striker – Montpellier
The Reds have also joined the list of clubs showing interest in Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, 25, with manager Kenny Dalglish attending the French club’s win at Toulouse on Friday. Arsene Wenger is also believed to be keen on signing him for the Gunners.
Clint Dempsey – Attacking Midfielder – Fulham
Liverpool are keeping tabs on Fulham forward Clint Dempsey. The American has had a stunning season at Craven Cottage, scoring 22 goals in all competitions. Liverpool lead a host of clubs desperate to snap-up the 29-year-old, including, you guessed it, Arsenal.
Gaston Ramirez – Attacking Midfielder – Bologna
Liverpool have lodged a £16m bid for Bologna’s 21-year-old midfielder Gaston Ramirez, according to reports in Italy.
Pablo Armero – Defender – Udinese
Liverpool are considering a move for Udinese star Pablo Armero. The 25-year-old is valued at around £5.5million and can play left midfield or left-back.
Fernando Llorente – Striker – Athletic Bilbao
Liverpool are continuing their hunt for firepower – with Spain striker Fernando Llorente a possible target. Kop boss Kenny Dalglish continues to monitor several options as Andy Carroll struggles to settle.
Llorente – who has seven goals in 20 games for Spain and is likely to feature at Euro 2012 – is a long term target of both Tottenham and Liverpool. But both clubs will not be able to compete with the £200,000-a-week salary that other top clubs in Europe are prepared to offer the 27-year-old.
Roberto Soldado – Striker – Valencia
Strikers are expected to top Dalglish’s shopping list this summer. Liverpool’s anemic attack has left King Kenny scratching his head. Valencia’s Roberto Soldado is a prolific striker in La Liga having netted 27 times across all competitions for Spain’s third-place team. The Metro have suggested Liverpool may consider a move for the striker.
Luc Castaignos – Striker – Inter Milan
Liverpool are understood to be interested in Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos – a transfer target for Merseyside rivals Everton – on a loan deal.
Nolito – Striker/ Winger – Benfica
Liverpool are also considering a move for 25-year-old Benfica midfielder Nolito, previously with Barcelona. Reports in Portugal say Benfica would consider offers in the region of £15m.
Moussa Dembele – Striker – Fulham
Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Fulham forward Moussa Dembele with a view to a summer transfer, as they look to bolster their goal-shy front line.
Nigel De Jong – Defensive Midfielder – Manchester City
Liverpool are considering a move for Manchester City’s tough-tackling Netherlands international Nigel de Jong.
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