Transfer Talk: Suarez might stay, but Liverpool looking to reinforce while Man City to bolster defence
Liverpool fans will be happy with the news overnight that Luis Suarez may be about to make a sensational U-turn, and it looks as though they might even be about to add to their striking options.
The Uruguayan has seemingly had a change in heart if reports overnight are to be believed – you can never be too sure when it comes to Suarez – but after looking like they might be about to lose their star man, reports suggest that Brendan Rodgers could be about to bring in another big name to partner the hitman up front.
Given the recent financial developments at Anzhi, their star names are up for grabs and striker Willian is courting the attention of a number of clubs, with The Daily Mail and The Times of the belief Rodgers is interested in bringing the player to Anfield and set to rival Spurs with a bid.
At White Hart Lane, AVB looks to be building for a campaign without you-know-who and the latest midfielder linked to the club is Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Alen Halilovic (The Times). We don’t know a whole lot about him except that he is expected to command a fee of around £11.5 million and we’re guessing he hasn’t patented his goal celebration yet. Give him time. And according to The Telegraph, Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen admits he would be interested in a move to Norf London too.
Heading for the exit door at Spurs could well be Jermaine Defoe and Scott Parker. Parker appears to be set to sign on the dotted line at QPR in a £2 million deal while the striker could follow him to Loftus Road. Is there anything Harry likes more than re-signing players? Well, beside talking to Sky Sports News reporters from his car? Tom Huddlestone is in talks with Hull over a £5 million switch while Jake Livermore could follow in a loan deal.
Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly looking to raid La Liga to bolster his defensive cover, with Real Madrid headcase Pepe top of his shopping list according to The Daily Mail. No fee is mentioned and the Portuguese international would certainly add a bit of colour to the Premier League, on top of defensive solidity.
Manchester United have been told they will have to shell out £17million if they want Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia (The Express), and speaking United, former Red Devil Mame Diouf does not look likely to move to Stoke after all. The Hannover striker was a target of Mark Hughes, but after discovering that a price of £17 million was not some kind of practical joke, has decided not to pursue his interest in the player according to The Express.
The Daily Mail say that Bournemouth will offer Malmo £1.2million for striker Tokelo Rantie, which seems like a lot of wedge for a Championship club, while Demba Ba is being touted with a possible return to Upton Park. Like a former lover, they say you should never go back. But whatever about football, we know less about love, so no doubt he will be a rip-roaring success should he make the short journey from Chelsea.