Liverpool Set for £22m Newcastle Swoop: Jonas and Enrique Targets, More Rumours
Another day, another thousand rumours involving Liverpool's seemingly non-stop revolving door of player transfers.
Liverpool have apparently settled on their choice of wide man according to one English newspaper today - with Stewart Downing the man chosen to play on the left wing.
The Reds have reportedly made a £16 million bid for the England international, who has previously said he does not want to discuss signing a new deal with Aston Villa.
Inter Milan manager Leonardo is planning for the season ahead - and sees Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles as a central cog to his new look team.
Meireles had a pleasing debut season on Merseyside during which time he blossomed in February and March under Kenny Dalglish and his performances have not gone unnoticed on the continent.
With Liverpool linked with dozens of midfielders it is not surprising that some are linked with moves away too - though it would still be something of a surprise of Meireles was allowed to leave the club so soon.
Rumour of the week seems to be the transfer of Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Fernando Gago to Liverpool, with more newspapers today carrying the story.
The Reds were linked with Gago earlier on in the week - along with team mate Sergio Canales - and now one paper claims that Real Madrid have admitted themselves that the Reds are highly interested in the player.
Solid story or just more Madrid media manipulation? You decide.
Long-time-linked-with-Liverpool-left-back Jose Enrique is nothing new in the Anfield rumour circles - but now Jonas Gutierrez has also been thrown into the mix with the Reds linked with a huge £22 million double swoop for the pair.
Joey Barton fuelled talk of a quadruple sale from the North-East outfit with a Tweet saying he was sad that Nolan was leaving, followed by a tag line stating that himself, Enrique and Jonas were next in line to depart.
Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Doni has reportedly turned down a move to Liverpool as competition for current number 1 Pepe Reina after the Reds refused to match his high wages at his present club.
Liverpool have been searching for a reliable back-up to Reina since Dalglish came in - one could argue indeed since Jerzy Dudek left the club - after he deemed Brad Jones not good enough and wants young Hungarian 'keeper Peter Gulacsi to go out and get more loan experience.
Liverpool's last Brazilian stopper was Diego Cavalieri who left the club in the summer of 2010.
Another transfer story which has dragged on since the January transfer window - the move of Charlie Adam to Liverpool looks set to be 'on again' after Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston confirmed that the Reds had made initial talks with the club and looked set to resume them now.
Though until this time only "preliminary" talks had taken place, some media outlets are predicting that Adam will be a Liverpool player by the end of the week, after a fee of around £9 million has been agreed.
Relegated French outfit Monaco could be set to lose their star forward Park Cho-Young after he said he did not want to play in Ligue 2.
With newly-rich Paris S-G on the look for new faces there is a chance he could remain in France - but the man himself fancies a switch to a more competitive league, with Liverpool one of the teams circling with interest.
A fee of slightly more than £5 million has been mooted.
Today's first rumour centres around a popular name in transfer conversations this summer - Werder Bremen attacker Marko Marin.
With Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly sniffing around, he has rejected overtures from both sides and remains adamant he wants to remain in Germany with his present club.
Though he has been dubbed the 'European Messi', Marin at times flatters to deceive and the fact he does not regularly make the Germany starting eleven in the way that his compatriots Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller do suggest that perhaps the hype is overly heaped in this instance.