Liverpool Transfer News: 9 Rumoured Deadline Day Targets

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentJanuary 30, 2012

Liverpool Transfer News: 9 Rumoured Deadline Day Targets

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    Even though Kenny Dalglish has said he is unlikely to spend in January, Liverpool are rumoured to complete a deadline transfer.

    Do you think Dalglish will spend? If so, which footballer do you want him to sign? 

    This article will analyse nine rumoured Liverpool deadline day targets.

Darren Bent

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    According to Anthony Ashworth at The Metro, Liverpool would have to pay a king's ransom to sign Aston Villa forward Darren Bent. 

    Aston Villa spent £24 million on Bent, so Liverpool would have to fork out a minimum of £30 million to acquire the Englishman's services. 

    Bent is a limited forward who cannot dribble, has no vision with his passes and heavily relies on his teammates to feed him the ball.

    That sounds familiar to the situation of a certain £35 million-valued forward at Liverpool. 

    If Liverpool want to spend £30 million, wishful thinking dictates that management can recognise how inflated Bent's transfer value is. 

    However, they did waste £35 million on Andy Carroll, so you never know what they may be thinking.

Nikica Jelavić

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    According to Chris McLaughlin at BBC Sport, Liverpool are set to sign prolific Rangers forward Nikica Jelavić.

    The 26-year-old Croatian is 6'3" tall and has scored 36 goals in 55 games for the Glasgow club. 

    However, Everton have submitted a bid for Jelavić, so the Croatian may end up in the blue half of Merseyside instead of the red half. 

Mauricio Isla

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    According to talkSPORTUdinese utility player Mauricio Isla could move to Liverpool for £10 million. 

    It would have been more accurate for talkSPORT to label Isla as a midfielder instead of a defender. There's nothing defensive about Isla as he's been deployed in the middle for the majority of this season. 

    When he does play out wide, he plays as a right wing-back and does more attacking than defending. 

    It would make more sense for Liverpool  to sign Isla's teammate Pablo Armero, given the Colombian's blazing speed. And unlike Stewart Downing, Armero will consistently produce the goods. 


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    According to KopTalk, Liverpool are looking to sign Valencia midfielder Pablo.  

    It's peculiar as to why Liverpool would buy a bit-part player like Pablo, when a better impact sub would be his teammate Pablo Piatti. 

David Texeira

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    According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are mulling over whether or not to sign Groningen forward David Texeira. Finally, Liverpool are taking the initiative because he is one to watch out for. 

    If Liverpool are to sign him, they will need to give Texeira an extended run in the first team. Salomon Kalou is a great example of what happens to a talented player who spends too much time warming the benches. 

Demba Ba

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    According to Paul Smith at Mirror Football, Liverpool will take advantage of Demba Ba's meager release clause at the expense of Newcastle United

    Mike Ashley laughed his way to the bank when he sold Andy Carroll for £35 million. But now, it's revenge time: Liverpool could sign one of the best Premier League forwards for as little as £7 million. 

    £7 million is a risk worth taking on Ba's degenerative knees, which were the barrier to his transfer to Stoke City

Marko Marin

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    According to Paul Hetherington at the Daily Star, Liverpool will have to spend £18 million to sign Werder Bremen midfielder Marko Marin. 

    Marin is not worth £18 million. Aside from a game against Freiburg, his recent performances have been wishy-washy. Claudio Pizarro, Aaron Hunt and Clemens Fritz have all played better than Marin. 

    When you talk about the best Bundesliga players this season, Kicker don't even have Marin ranked inside the top 50. 

Alexander Hleb

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    According to the Daily MailAlexander Hleb has been offered an exit route to Liverpool. 

    However, Liverpool are better off throwing Raheem Sterling into the deep end than taking a leap of faith with Hleb. 

    If the Belorussian is signed, Kenny Dalglish may as well sign Andrey Arshavin.

Edinson Cavani

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    According to Footy Bunker, Napoli forward Edinson Cavani will move to Liverpool. 

    Footy Bunker are pulling the rug from under Liverpool supporters by giving them false hope. 

    This transfer will not happen because Napoli's vaunted triumvirate aim to knock Chelsea out of the UEFA Champions League. If that happens, then Cavani's transfer fee will rise. 

Notable January Signings in Recent Seasons

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    2010/11: Andy Carroll (£35 million) and Luis Suárez (£24 million)

    2009/10: Maxi (free transfer)

    2007/08: Martin Škrtel (£6.5 million)

    2006/07: Álvaro Arbeloa (£3.4 million) and Javier Mascherano (£1.7 million)

    2005/06: Daniel Agger (£5.8 million) and Robbie Fowler (free transfer)


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