Liverpool Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 14

Mark Jones@@Mark_Jones86Featured ColumnistApril 14, 2014

Liverpool Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 14

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    Jon Super

    The Liverpool Express rolls on, with the rampant Reds now just four wins away from capturing a remarkable Premier League title following their heart-stopping 3-2 weekend win over Manchester City.

    Philippe Coutinho's late winner at Anfield strengthened title ambitions, but with a return to the Champions League now assured, many are wondering what the Liverpool squad will look like next season.

    Where will manager Brendan Rodgers strengthen? Which players will he let go?

    Here we keep track of the latest news and rumours surrounding the club.

    Last updated Wednesday April 16

Reds in for £20m Colombian Cuadrado

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    Fabrizio Giovannozzi

    The Daily Star claim an exclusive with the story that Liverpool are looking at Fiorentina's £20m-rated Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado.

    Cuadrado would certainly offer some more pace and dynamism to the Reds' already dazzling forward line, but competition for the 25-year-old is sure to be fierce.

Ross Barkley to Make the Move Across Stanley Park?

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    Paul Thomas/Getty Images

    The Daily Star carry the remarkable story of Liverpool making a club record £38m bid for Everton's Ross Barkley, a move which would send shock waves through English football.

    Barkley has been one of the brightest young talents of this Premier League season, and has been one of the driving forces behind Everton's fine campaign under manager Roberto Martinez.

    A switch across Stanley Park would be one of the most astonishing seen in recent Premier League history, and would have to be considered as hugely unlikely at this stage.

Mohamed Diame Talks Up Liverpool Switch

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    West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame believes that he is still on Liverpool's wanted list two years after the Reds decided not to sign him.

    The Senegalese told the Daily Mail:

    Two years ago (before joining West Ham) I wanted to join a team with ambitions.

    Overall, my season has been okay, although I think it is not up to last season. I started badly, but gradually I got my bearings.

    Liverpool? I can’t tell you if I will be a Liverpool player next season. But I think my name is still on their wanted list.

    I don’t hide it, I’m ambitious and I want to join a top-six side. I am 26 years old and it’s time to take that step.

    Whether or not Brendan Rodgers agrees is another matter.

Reds and Arsenal to Miss out on Lucas Digne?

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    Michel Spingler

    According to talkSPORT, both Liverpool and Arsenal are set to be beaten to Lucas Digne, Paris Saint-Germain’s talented young left-back.

    The Frenchman has already picked up a cap for his national team despite being just 20 years old, but with Maxwell providing fierce competition for his left-back position, PSG could decide to loan out the youngster to Valencia for next season. 

Konoplyanka Admits to Reds Support

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    Fabrizio Giovannozzi

    Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has admitted that he is supporting Liverpool in the Premier League title race despite his January move to the club falling through.

    Speaking on Ukrainian television (h/t Sports Mole), he said:

    Liverpool are challenging for the league in England. I'm supporting them. I want them to win it.

    Yes, us and Rodgers talked a little bit to each other. The interest from Liverpool was very much serious. It was serious, but now I'm thinking of it only as a dream, because [Dnipro] are challenging for league.