Liverpool Transfer News: Major Signings Tipped to Join Brendan Rodgers' Squad

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistAugust 10, 2014

AS Monaco's Radamel Falcao shouts for the ball during the Emirates Cup soccer match between AS Monaco and Valencia at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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As if the business already conducted on Merseyside wasn't enough, Brendan Rodgers looks poised to seal more transfer deals in the weeks to come.

The Liverpool boss has already been one of the Premier League's most active managers this summer, but the last three weeks of the window may see things at Anfield heat up further.

We break down those big-name acquisitions tipped to be on the Reds' radar this week, some looking more realistic than others.


Wilfried Bony

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Anfield figures are hesitant about making a move for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, according to the People's Alan Nixon (h/t the Mirror), worried that the Ivorian is not worth his £19 million valuation.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has given the impression the club will listen to offers for their talisman, and he is quoted by the Mirror's Darren Lewis as saying:

“If a top Champions League club comes in, and puts the right offer on the table, then of course we will speak to Bony.”

Rodgers is still in the hunt to replace Luis Suarez after his exit for Barcelona, and Peter Hall of Sky Sports feels Bony fits the club's needs perfectly:

The Reds are hesitant to commit to the deal, though, instead they are understandably biding their time in the hunt to fill such a large void in their attack.


Radamel Falcao

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One striker who may be off the club's list, however, is Monaco's Radamel Falcao.

According to BBC Sport's South America-based expert Phil Vickery, speaking on BBC 5 Live's World Football Phone-In (h/t Metro's Richard Buxton), a superstar name is on his way to replace Suarez, but it isn't likely to be the Colombian:

I don’t normally usually have many contacts with agents and the like, but I got phoned up yesterday with apparently good news for Liverpool. 

It’s not Falcao, but it’s a big-name player replacing a big-name player at Liverpool, which would obviously be Suarez, being lined up very soon. I couldn’t find out anything more than that but I don’t think it’s Falcao. It wouldn’t be viable for them.

If not Falcao, it remains a mystery as to who Vickery is referring to, but Brazil-based Tariq Panja agrees that the Reds are at least moving in the right direction with their business:

Liverpool will entrust Daniel Sturridge and summer arrival Rickie Lambert with a major share of their attacking load, though another star name would give them a better chance of surpassing the superb goal tally of last season.


Alberto Moreno

SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 30:  Alberto Moreno of Spain walks onto the pitch prior to an international friendly match between Spain and Bolivia at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on May 30, 2014 in Seville, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Liverpool will finally tie up the transfer of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno this week, according to the Daily Star's Gary Jones, who claims that a £16 million move is on the horizon.

La Liga writer David Jaca has played down the youngster's arrival, however, likening Moreno to Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, who has failed to make a great impact on the English top flight:

Back in June, Sevilla president Jose Castro confirmed that his defender would be free to leave as long as Liverpool paid the quoted fee, per ABC Sevilla (h/t Sky Sports):

It's true that there is interest from a number of clubs, above all Liverpool, in him, but we haven't had proper conversations about selling him. We haven't reached an agreement, but talks haven't broken down. We'll wait and see what happens.

If Liverpool are interested in the player and pay the right amount, he will be sold. Signing any player from this club has a price and we will decide that price. If Alberto Moreno has to stay at the club he will stay but if a club pays the amount we think is big enough for him to leave, he will leave. But there is no pressure.

It was thought that sum would be close to £20 million, but it seems Liverpool will pay slightly less than that, hoping that their imminent arrival will be worth the outlay.


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