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Bayern hope Liverpool move for Gomez by lfctalk
October 28, 2010, 18:25
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The Daily Mail are claiming that Bayern Munich are urging Liverpool to renew their interest in Mario Gomez.

Roy Hodgson was reportedly close to completing a loan move for Gomez in the Summer – but Bayern cancelled the deal at the last minute.

The striker himself has admitted that he was tempted by the move to Anfield.

“I have said that if I leave Bayern I will go abroad,” he told German newspaper Bild.

“Then came this interesting offer from Liverpool. I took the loan offer seriously and discussed it with my family and girlfriend because I just want to play.”

“But Bayern gave me the impression that they see a future for me. And therefore a change was not an issue anymore.”

The German international joined Bayern from Stuttgart for €30 million in the Summer of 2009.


Liverpool set to move for Benfica striker by lfctalk
October 28, 2010, 18:20
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Liverpool are readying a move for Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo, according to reports in Mexican newspaper Ultima Hora.

The reports claims that Roy Hodgson is putting together a £22m bid to take the Paraguay international striker to Anfield in January.

Hodgson has made his desire to add more firepower to his frontline no secret and would welcome support for Fernando Torres.

Cardozo will already be well known to Liverpool fans after he scored three times against The Reds in the Europa League last season.

He scored a total of 38 goals last season, which will be a major factor in his pricetag.

Liverpool chase Roma striker by lfctalk
October 28, 2010, 18:07
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The Italian media are reporting that Liverpool are ready to offer Roma’s striker Mirko Vučinić an escape route in January.

Vučinić, 27, is reported to have clashed with manager Claudio Ranieri recently after reacting negatively to being subbed after less than an hour Parma at the weekend – a game Roma drew 0-0.

Montenegro international Vučinić is contracted to the Italian giants until the Summer of 2013.

Roy Hodgson could be set to make a reduced offer of £12.5m for the frontman in a bid to add stock to his frontline options – and to ease the burden on the shoulders of Fernando Torres.

Liverpool in talks with Real Madrid by lfctalk
October 28, 2010, 18:02
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Reports claim Liverpool have made contact with Real Madrid over the signing of Dutchman Royston Drenthe.

The former Feyenoord man is earning plaudits for his performances so far this season at loan club Hercules.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim that Liverpool have reignited their interest in the young defender after José Mourinho intimated that he is willing to listen to offers for him.

Liverpool could make a cut-price move for Drenthé will Real Madrid’s willingness to let the youngster move on as he does not feature in ‘The Special One’s’ plans.

Drenthé, who has previously been linked with a move to the Premiership, could cost Hodgson around £8m.

Liverpool set to move for Ashley Young by lfctalk
October 26, 2010, 12:21
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The People are claiming that Roy Hodgson will make a January move for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.

The England international is reported to have put off contract negotiations with Villa since Martin O’Neill’s departure in August and could be keeping his options open having been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and now Liverpool.

Hodgson is said to have been given a £30m transfer kitty for January and has earmarked his attack as an area that needs serious redevelopment.

Liverpool chase two strikers by lfctalk
October 26, 2010, 12:17
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The People are claiming that Roy Hodgson is still interested in signing West Ham’s Carlton Cole and is also eyeing up a move for ex-Manchester United striker Diego Forlan.

The reports claims that Hodgson has earmarked £30m for a double swoop in January’s mid-season transfer window on the two frontmen to add support for Fernando Torres upfront.

Carlton Cole came close to joining Liverpool in the Summer, but a deadline day swoop was put off due to tight deadlines and West Ham being unwilling to budge on a price with no replacement lined up. The England striker has struggled to fit into Avram Grant’s teams this season as the Hammers prop up the table.

Forlan has been in exceptional goalscoring form since leaving United for Spain and continued his La Liga form into the World Cup, where he almost single-handedly took Uruguay to the final.

Liverpool fighting it out with Inter for striker by lfctalk
October 26, 2010, 12:08
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Young Hungarian striker Adam Szalai is at the centre of a tug of war transfer battle between Liverpool and Inter Milan.

The 6″4′ striker is currently plying his trade for Mainz in Die Bundesliga and has helped steer them towards the upper echelons of the table.

Szalai has scored three times this season for Mainz since making his loan move permanent. He also grabbed a hat-trick during Hungary’s 8-0 thrashing of San Marino, before adding his fourth goal in five internationals in their 2-1 victory over Finland.

The twenty-two year old frontman was previously on Real Madrid’s books, but was sent out on loan to Mainz last season where he scored once in fifteen appearances. He has started this season in better form though, scoring three times in nine outings so far.

His agent, Oliver Fischer, has said that interest in his client is growing – but that there is also no rush for him to move on from Mainz.

“If there was an offer then it’s likely that we would consider it,” he told Nemzeti Sport.

“But at the moment the most important thing is that Szalai is happy to play at his present team.”

“No-one contests that Internazionale are a big club but the player is still very young, this is his first full season at Mainz and he has to progress.”

Inter’s new manager Rafael Benitez had Szalai watched while in charge at Anfield – and the dossier on the player is said to have interested the new management team, along with his upturn in goalscoring form.

Italian outfit Palermo and German side Hannover are also reported to be interested in signing Szalai.