Mill: Rafa keen on Robben
By Adam Bryant - LFC Online
Liverpool have renewed their interest in Arjen Robben,
according to the Daily Mail, with a season-long loan looking a
The Dutch winger is keen for a move back to the Premier League after
falling out of favour at Real Madrid.
Manchester United are also reportedly interested in the 25-year-old.
Report: Arsenal join Liverpool
in chase for Rafael Van Der Vaart
By David Kifford - Goal.com
Real Madrid playmaker Rafael van der Vaart is the
subject of interest from Liverpool and Arsenal as his Real Madrid career
looks to end.
A fire sale has been expected at The Bernabeu ever since the
multi-world-record-breaking transfers of Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fellow Dutchman Wesley Sneijder is expected to complete a £15 million
move to Inter as the Spanish giants try to recoup some of their huge
financial outlay this summer.
Yesterday reports in Sport claimed that Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez
is on the verge of offering Real Madrid €11.5m for the highly-rated
However today provided fresh speculation in The Metro, suggests Arsene
Wenger is keen on bringing the Holland international to The Emirates.
The same publication suggests there is still chance of a return to
Holland for family reasons with a switch to Martin Jol's Ajax.
One player who is close to a Real exit is striker Alvaro Negredo however
it will not be with Premier League Hull City.
The frontman has decided to stay in Spain after turning down Hull City
The striker made the trip to Humberside for talks with Tigers boss Phil
Brown yesterday and now seems set on move to Real Zaragoza.
Reds in shock Greek
Skysports.com understands Liverpool are closing in on
a shock move for former Rangers defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos.
Liverpool are in the market for defensive reinforcements and it is
believed they have lined up a move for AEK stopper Kyrgiakos.
The Reds have been linked with the likes of Stoke's Ryan Shawcross and
Hull's Michael Turner, but Kyrgiakos appears to be a cheaper option for
With reports of Benitez having his transfer budget restricted Liverpool
have switched their attentions to Kyrgiakos and they are believed to
have agreed a €3million (£2.5million) fee with AEK for the 30-year-old.
Kyrgiakos is understood to have said his goodbyes to his AEK team-mates
and is now thought to be travelling to England to hold talks with
Liverpool officials and undergo a medical.
Reds linked with
After Liverpool’s lethargic display yesterday against
Tottenham, the reds are continually being linked with defenders.
Liverpool have so far banked £17M in transfer profits in 2009 and after
yesterday’s performance Liverpool will be wise to not only use that
profit but also receive some form of summer transfer kitty from the
Fernando Amorebieta is the 24 year old centre-back for Athletic Bilbao
who is believed to have been watched in last night’s Spanish ‘Charity
Shield’ game against Barcelona according to the Daily Mail.
The player who was born in Venezuala, but has dual nationality has
played for Spain’s under 21 side ruling him out of a place with the
Venezualan national side.
Liverpool will have to stump up around £10M to secure the defender’s
services, and he has over 100 appearances to his name at the Spanish La
The reds are also still linked with Michael Turner of Hull, and Ryan
Shawcross of Stoke City.
By James Dall - Sky Sports
Sky Sports News understands Liverpool are closing in
on the signing of Juventus midfielder Christian Poulsen.
Juve are open to the sale of the Denmark international and a number of
sides have been linked with an interest in his services.
Premier League duo Fulham and Everton are among those clubs said to be
admirers of the 29-year-old.
But it is believed that Rafa Benitez's Liverpool are in pole position to
secure Poulsen's signature.
It is speculated that the Reds' move for Poulsen could be linked with
Xabi Alonso's uncertain future, amid interest from Real Madrid.