In the Papers: 16th October
Even though most newspapers are busy concentrating on the international matches that are due to take place over the next couple of days, there are still several reports loitering around about the Reds. Moreover, in an occurrence that is certainly strange considering the time of year we find ourselves in, most of this talk surrounds transfers.
The first possible deal surrounds Stewart Downing, with Caught Offside claiming that the former Aston Villa man is being monitored by Fulham. It would be fair to say that Downing has struggled immensely to cement a place in Liverpool’s starting eleven and most people haven’t closed their mouths after the club shelled out £20m for him just last summer. However, according to this source, Brendan Rodgers might be able to recoup at least a portion of that figure back with the Cottagers supposedly mulling over an £8m swoop.
In other news, Footy Latest have published information to suggest that the Reds are vying with Tottenham for Marseille striker Loic Remy. Few other details have been released over such a move although considering the fact that Remy has a relatively impressive scoring record in Ligue 1, Rodgers will probably have to write out quite a substantial cheque to land the 25-year-old.
Liverpool Kop are reporting on another possible deal, this time involving Genoa man Andreas Granqvist. It can be said that there has been plenty of speculation about this player over the past few weeks yet the source is claiming that Rodgers has already tabled a £5m bid. If such an offer has been placed, there is a big chance that Granqvist could be heading to Anfield after he admitted that the Reds were a “great club” just several days ago.
The final report is something of an old classic and has originated from the Daily Mail. Many people were surprised that Daniel Sturridge remained at Chelsea in August, after so many rumours about his future were branded about. However, if this newspaper is to believed, Sturridge could head to Anfield in the next transfer window – if Rodgers can stump up a £15m fee.