September - 2007

2009: Amauri linked with Liverpool move
1109: Steven Taylor-made for Pool
1009: Liverpool in hunt for 12m playmaker
0909: Atletico linked with Reina

Amauri linked with Liverpool move


Forward Amauri Carvalho has been linked with a move to Liverpool next season following comments from Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.

Amauri has apparently been attracting the interest of the Anfield side while top Spanish clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona have reportedly shown an interest in acquiring the 27-year-old.

"It's going to be very difficult to keep Amauri," admitted Zamparini. "It will be difficult especially if he continues to play as he has done.

"Amauri could finish in a top club in Spain or in the Premiership."

Amauri joined Palermo from Chievo in the summer of 2006 and signed a four-year contract with the Rossaneri.

He scored eight goals in 18 Serie A games last season before suffering a serious knee injury.

Amauri has recovered his form and has scored one goal in three league appearances for the Sicilian giants so far this campaign.

Steven Taylor-made for Pool

Clubcall Sports

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is being linked with a switch to Liverpool after rejecting a new deal at St James' Park.

The centre-half, who is currently on international duty, has two years left on his current agreement and is in no rush to sign the five-year contract on the table and Spurs are also said to be keen.

Taylor's father, Alf, who negotiates for his son, insists the youngsters is desperate to stay on Tyneside but speculation is mounting.

"I only hope that they are not trying to force Steven out," Alf Taylor said last week. "He loves Newcastle United and it is the only club he wants to play for, but he is most disappointed at what they are offering him."

However, with Liverpool looking for a long-term replacement for Sami Hyppia and Spurs skipper Ledley King seemingly unable to stay fit, Taylor could be a player in demand in January.

Liverpool in hunt for 12 million playmaker


Liverpool are lining up a January bid for Cagliari playmaker Pasquale Foggia.

According to the News of the World, Liverpool boss Rafa Benetiz is eager to add the 24 year old to his squad despite the 12 million price tag that has been slapped on him by his current club Lazio.

Foggia is currently on loan from Lazio to Cagliari and has won a call up to the Italian national side having scored twice in the opening three games of the Serie A season.

Atletico linked with Reina

By Francisco Acedo - Sky Sports

Atletico Madrid are reported to have set their sights on luring Jose Reina away from Liverpool and back to La Liga.

Spanish daily AS claims Atletico have made the former Villarreal goalkeeper one of their top transfer targets.

Atletico are searching for a new goalkeeper with Leo Franco failing to perform on a consistent basis and Christian Abbiati only being on loan until the end of the season.

The capital club are believed to have sounded out Reina's representatives to find out if the keeper would be interested in a move back to Spain.

However, Liverpool are unlikely to entertain any move for Reina who is firmly established as the No 1 at Anfield.

Reina has previously expressed his happiness at Anfield and he signed a new deal earlier in the summer to keep him at the club until 2012.

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