Tom Ince may be heading to Liverpool this summer
As players and managers return from the two-week international break, new transfer rumors are starting to heat up. In particular, those involving Liverpool are receiving a bit of buzz.
Ince has been linked with a move to his former club since the Reds failed to secure him in the January transfer window. He is a Liverpool Academy graduate and seems eager to join his old team.
Ince, who left the Reds in 2011, is the son of former Liverpool player Paul Ince. The older Ince is currently the interim manager at his son's present club Blackpool.
It will be a wonder whether Tom Ince can adapt to the Premier League quickly. Fans will not give him too much time to adjust.
But he could prove to be a great player for Brendan Rodgers' side.
Blackpool valued Ince at £6 million during the January transfer window, but Liverpool considered this fee to be too high and refused to pay for him. But Rodgers is not to giving up on the young star, according to Maddock.
After winning Football League Young Player of the Year, Rodgers is determined to get Ince in his squad but only at a price near £4 million.
This deal seems likely to occur and most likely will during the summer.
Another player linked with the club this week is Wales and Swansea City captain, Ashley Williams.
Liverpool legend Ian Rush told the Liverpool Echo that the Reds should look into getting the defender. He believes that Williams will be a perfect fit for Liverpool's back line, according to Charles Perrin of Express.
The Reds are currently looking for a replacement for Jamie Carragher as he is set to retire at the end of the season.
Although Martin Kelly is considered by many to be Carragher's future replacement, his injuries trouble some. Kelly, who recently signed a recent long-term deal with the club, has been out since Sept. 23. He ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a league match against Manchester United.
Kelly should be ready by the beginning of the 2013-14 season at the very latest. He is the future of the Liverpool back line.
But what Liverpool needs is an immediate answer after Carragher retires. Rush believes that Williams could be the right person to replace for Carragher.
Williams could possibly be persuaded easily. The defender may consider a move to Merseyside to link up with Rodgers again. Rodgers coached Williams during his time at Swansea City.
Following Swansea's success last season, both player and manager may be eager to emulate it.
Williams' estimated transfer fee is £8 million, and Liverpool should be willing to pay that amount for someone who brings not only talent but leadership as well.