Liverpool Transfer Rumours Roundup: 10 Latest Names Linked with Anfield Moves

Peter WebsterContributor IIIApril 23, 2012

Liverpool Transfer Rumours Roundup: 10 Latest Names Linked with Anfield Moves

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    Whether we're talking about transfers in or out of Anfield, there is plenty in the gossip columns regarding Liverpool FC.

    It's been a mixed 2012 for Liverpool, as the club has made its second cup final of the season but suffered a terrible run of league form, which sees them languishing in eighth place—16 points away from the Champions League spots.

    Dalglish will almost certainly look to bring in fresh faces over the summer—assuming he is still the manager—but there will also be some big name exits on the horizon.

    Here are the latest mutterings regarding who will be a Red next season.

Dirk Kuyt

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    We'll start with a name that is rumoured to be outgoing from Merseyside.

    Dirk Kuyt is reportedly wanted by Hamburg, who are ready to offer £3 million a year in wages to the Dutchman in order to fend off interest from Roma, Feyenoord, Fiorentina and Galatasaray.

    Kuyt has been surplus to requirement under Kenny Dalglish for the most part this season, despite scoring a crucial goal in the Carling Cup final.

    With just a year left on his contract after this season, Kuyt seems sure to move on.

Salomon Kalou

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    Kuyt could be replaced in midfield by Chelsea player Saloman Kalou.

    Kalou is out of contract in the summer, which could see the Ivory Coast international become the subject of a bidding war between Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea, according to talkSPORT.com.

    Kalou has never been a regular starter for any length of time at Chelsea, and Liverpool could prove a good place to rejuvenate his career.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

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    It seems as soon as a Premier League player starts playing well, Liverpool are the club linked with signing them.

    This time it's Swansea City's on-loan Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    Sigurdsson is visiting from parent club Hoffenheim, who are reported to be valuing the player at around £10 million.

    Sigurdsson has scored seven goals and made four assists in his 15 Premier League matches for Swansea so far.

Luis Suarez

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    It seems that Paris St Germain's Qatari owners are intent on capturing the biggest names around after identifying Luis Suarez as one of their top targets for the summer.

    There is no fee mentioned for Paris St Germain's pursuit of Suarez, but the article by Metro does mention that Juventus are also interested in the Uruguayan and could be tailoring a £30 million bid.

Victor Moses

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    Wigan's hottest property, Victor Moses, has stalled on contract talks, leading to speculation he could leave the DW Stadium at the end of the season.

    Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are the two teams chasing the midfielder, who will have a year to run on his contract come the summer.

    There is no fee mentioned for Moses, but the youngster has impressed in the absence of any real role model at Wigan.

Andy Carroll

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    Unsurprisingly, Andy Carroll has been touted to leave Anfield in the summer after failing to adapt the Liverpool style of play.

    Having cost the club £35 million, Liverpool will be lucky to recoup half that figure for a player who has scored four goals in 1,804 minutes of Premier League football.

    That's one goal every 451 minutes, or £8.75 million per goal if you'd prefer.

    The article goes on to mention that Carroll would welcome a return to former club Newcastle United.

Glen Johnson

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    Real Madrid are rumoured to have Glen Johnson in their sights as Jose Mourinho closes in on his first La Liga title.

    Johnson is wanted by the Spanish giants for his attacking wingplay—rather than his defensive solidarity—as Jose Mourinho looks to counterbalance Marcelo's play on the left side.

    The figure touted for Johnson is £12.5 million, significantly less than the £17.5 million Liverpool paid Portsmouth back in 2009.

Hector Herrera

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    Who? Exactly.

    Liverpool have apparently made enquiries for Mexican star Hector Herrera, who currently plays for Pachuca.

    The club's executive director, Andres Fassi, is reported to have stated:

    At the moment, we know Liverpool is interested. But that’s all it is at this point, an interest. If Herrera leaves, it will be thanks to a sale. We will not loan him out or send him for a trial.

    There is no transfer fee mentioned.

Joe Cole

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    Whenever a player leaves to go on loan elsewhere, it's usually a sign that they won't be at the club much longer.

    Joe Cole is no different, despite not having much opportunity to impress at Liverpool.

    TalkSPORT.com has declared that Cole wishes to stay in France at his current loan club Lille, where pitch time over payment has become his first priority.

    There is no fee mentioned for the permanent deal.

Moussa Dembele

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    Moussa Dembele of Fulham is the final name that supposedly will be seen on Merseyside next season.

    The Belgian has played well for Fulham, but surely Clint Dempsey would be the name Liverpool fans would prefer to hear linked to Anfield.

    Dembele has scored just one goal this season, hardly the type of form to turn around Liverpool's fortunes.

     

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