Liverpool Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Last-Ditch Negotiations at Anfield

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistAugust 31, 2014

Liverpool's Suso advances the ball against AC Milan during a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Liverpool won 2-0. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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Despite suggestions to the contrary, the arrivals may not have stopped just yet at Anfield, as a goalkeeper alternative closes in on a move to the Premier League club.

That said, the latest rumours have taken a turn toward who might be heading for the exit door, Brendan Rodgers having completed the vast majority of his business already.

With a little more than 24 hours remaining in the summer transfer window, we run through the most recent headlines to hit the Reds camp.


Sergio Romero

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The agent of Mario Balotelli may play a leading hand in Liverpool's capture of another of his clients this summer after it emerged that Sergio Romero is close to sealing a move to the club.

Mino Raiola will fly into England in order to facilitate a deal for the Argentina international, reported by Metro as a £1.6 million target for Rodgers' side.

Speaking prior to his side's Premier League meeting against Tottenham, Rodgers gave the impression that his spending was done for the summer, per Liverpool's official website:

We've still got offers for players to go. Every player here knows their situation, so if they're here after that deadline on Monday then they've decided to stay but their game time will be very limited. At this moment in time, there are not many more to come in, if any.

However, it seems Sampdoria stopper Romero may arrive in time to rival Simon Mignolet for the club's No. 1 jersey, having impressed with Argentina at this summer's World Cup, making it to the final.

We Play's Nik Postinger says the South American's capture would round off a "perfect window" for the Reds:

Possessing two first-class options in goal has become something of a trend among elite clubs of late, and it seems Liverpool could catch on if Romero is to complete his move.


Daniel Agger

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Daniel Agger has completed his return to former club Brondby for just £3 million, according to Sky Sports, eight-and-a-half years after joining Liverpool for £5.8 million.

The report quotes the Danish defender as telling the official Liverpool website of his decision to move back to the club of his roots:

Liverpool have been such a big part of my life and my family's lives for so long, that leaving is extremely difficult. The opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my career it felt like the right decision for me.

I wouldn't leave here to go anywhere else and that has been proven by my actions in recent seasons - I have turned down many offers to move to other Premier League and European clubs. I would like to thank the Liverpool supporters for the incredible backing they have given me in my time here and the warmth and generosity of spirit displayed to my family.


The club itself is very special and I shall remain a supporter for the rest of my life. I regard every game I played at Anfield as a privilege.

The £20 million signing of Dejan Lovren this summer had only propelled Agger further from the starting XI. However, The Times' James Masters was in some disbelief that more interest in the centre-back wasn't prevalent:

In any case, it's a terrific coup for Brondby and a transfer that will see Agger playing with a renewed vigour and first-team prominence, something which may yet lead to success in the seasons to come.



Having just sold Balotelli to Liverpool, Milan are hoping to agree some small compensation after it came to light they are hoping to take youngster Suso on loan.

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The Daily Mail's Simon Jones says the two clubs are currently locked in talks regarding a season-long switch, the Spaniard having enjoyed success while farmed out at Almeria last term.

Postinger tweeted of Liverpool's plans to tie Suso down to a new deal earlier in August, illustrating the belief they hold in his potential:

That said, the winger has made just 20 first-team appearances for Liverpool, and another season away from Anfield may do his development a great deal of good.

That all depends on whether Rodgers feels the resources he would be left with are enough to rely upon for the 2014-15 campaign, but one has to question if Milan is an optimal destination for Suso, given their recent struggles.