Liverpool Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 26
Post-Premier League and pre-World Cup, the transfer rumours are really beginning to kick in and grab the attention of football fans across the globe.
Ahead of their return to the Champions League, Liverpool have been linked with a number of names. There is no doubt the squad needs some attention.
What about the latest rumours? We will track the best of them here.
Last updated Saturday, May 31.
Reds Table Final £25m Offer for England's Adam Lallana
Liverpool have made a final £25 million offer for the Southampton captain Adam Lallana, who played 73 minutes for England against Peru on Friday night.
The BBC claims that the Reds want to complete the signing quickly or they will move on to other targets, with Lallana set to fly to the United States with the England squad on Sunday ahead of the World Cup, where he is expected to be key figure for his country.
Shock Rickie Lambert Deal to Be Completed on Saturday
Lambert will play for England in their pre-World Cup friendly against Peru at Wembley on Friday, before heading back home to Merseyside to undergo a medical and complete a remarkable move back to his boyhood club for around £4 million plus add-ons.
Agreement in place between Liverpool and Southampton. Rickie Lambert will have a medical on Saturday - 2yr deal.— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) May 30, 2014
Liverpool Close to Signing Alberto Moreno from Sevilla
The deal, which is also reported here in the Metro, could be worth around £16.2 million plus the attacking midfielder Suso, with the 21-year-old Europa League winner regarded as one of the best young left-backs in the game.
Fabianski Move Could Pave the Way for Vorm to Go to Liverpool
The Daily Star report that Vorm's agent claims there is "nothing concrete" on the rumours that Brendan Rodgers wants to reunite with the Dutchman he brought to South Wales, although Fabianski's switch is sure to to increase the possibility of it.
Emre Can's Wage Demands Holding Up Move from Leverkusen
Liverpool have informed Bayer Leverkusen that they are prepared to meet the buyout clause in Emre Can's contract, but a move for the promising midfielder is being held up because of his wage demands according to the Liverpool Echo.
The 20-year-old Can has emerged as one of the Reds' top transfer targets this summer, with his versatility eyed as vitally important as Rodgers prepares for the new season.
Tottenham Enter Lallana Chase After Pochettino Appointment
Adam Lallana has become a target for Tottenham after the London club appointment his former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach.
Saints captain Lallana is preparing for his first World Cup with England, but the Guardian report that Spurs could have moved ahead of the Reds in the race to sign him following their new appointment, however Liverpool still believe the player's wish is to join them.
Xherdan Shaqiri Seen as Cheaper Lallana Alternative
Should Liverpool miss out on Lallana then they will console themselves by making a move for Xherdan Shaqiri of Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mail.
The talented Swiss playmaker is set to star for his country at the World Cup, although he is believed to have grown frustrated over a lack of playing time at Bayern Munich.
Stoke Are Set £7mIllion Oussama Assaidi Fee
Liverpool's desire to raise funds for their summer transfer spree has led to them quoting Stoke City a fee of £7 million for the Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi.
The 25-year-old impressed on loan at the Britannia Stadium last season but, as reported by The Telegraph, a compromise fee is set to be reached.
Pepe Reina in No Rush to Sort out Future
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in no rush to sort out his future, which still appears certain to be away from Liverpool.
Ahead of the World Cup, the Liverpool Echo quote the Spaniard as saying:
Right now I am just thinking about the national team.
With regards to a new club, first I’ll have to talk with Liverpool.
There’s been nothing from Barcelona. They have only just bought (Marc-Andre) ter Stegen so that position is filled. And I haven’t been in contact with Atletico Madrid. Anyway, I’m sure there’ll be desperate to keep hold of (Thibaut) Courtois.
Luis Suarez Commits Future to Liverpool
In a story that is still unlikely to stop European champions Real Madrid from retaining an interest in him, Luis Suarez has pledged his future to Liverpool and vowed to score the goals that will win them the Premier League next season.
The Uruguayan fired 31 times as the Reds came finished two points behind Manchester City in 2013/14, and the Daily Mail claims that he's already told his teammates he'll be back to try and go one better next time.
Shock Move for Yannick Bolasie on the Cards?
Bolasie was a key figure in the remarkable 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park which all but killed off Liverpool's title ambitions earlier this month, and has one year left on a contract that Palace are desperately trying to extend.
Defender Dante Targeted to Solve Reds' Biggest Problem
The report claims that Dante was close to a switch to United in January, but having become a key part of Bayern's defence under Pep Guardiola it would be a surprise to see him leave.
Reds Told to Up Adam Lallana Offer to £25m
The Saints will owe 25 per cent of any transfer fee to Bournemouth, their skipper's former club. As a result, they are keen to get as much money as they possibly can from any deal.
Liverpool and Arsenal Hold Unlikely Mario Balotelli Interest?
In a story which almost defines the term "silly season," the Daily Star claim that both Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Mario Balotelli, with both clubs expected to eye forward reinforcements this summer.
The Italian forward, who is currently preparing for the World Cup with his national side, is seen as Liverpool's backup option should Luis Suarez decide to leave.
Loic Remy to Cost Arsenal or Liverpool £8m
Having impressed at Newcastle last season, Remy is expected to move to a Champions League club for the forthcoming campaign.
Nathaniel Clyne a Potential Glen Johnson Replacement?
Adam Lallana isn't the only Southampton player being targeted by Liverpool, according to the Daily Mirror, reporting that right-back Nathaniel Clyne could be targeted as a replacement for Glen Johnson.
England's Johnson has a year left on his contract, but he hasn't yet agreed a new one with the Reds.
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