EPL 2012-13: Liverpool transfers and rumours so far

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 Liverpool transfers and rumours so far
Liverpool, Jul 22: Manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Liverpool are ready to off load £35m striker Andy Carroll. The 23-year-old England international has been on the target list of several clubs like West Ham United, Newcastle United and even AC Milan.

EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on July 22

But the former Swansea manager insisted that Carroll will not go on loan, instead has slapped a £20m price tag on the striker. Sources close to Carroll have revealed that the former Newcastle hitman is gearing up to prove his worth in Rodgers new reign.

However, Rodgers is certain to sell Carroll after making his with signing with AS Roma striker Fabio Borini for £12m. The 21-year-old Italian forward had previously worked with Rodgers at the Chelsea academy and played a key role in helping Rodgers former club Swansea win promotion to the Premier League.

Defender Martin Skrtel has been the latest target for Zenit St. Petersburg and Manchester City after the Slovak international revealed that talks with the Anfield club over his contract extension had stalled.

Liverpool are eyeing Fulham forward Clint Dempsey for a deal worth £10m and are ready to swap midfielder Charlie Adam to land the American international, according to reports.

Juventus are planning to lure Luis Suarez to Italy and are preparing a bid worth £28m for the 25-year-old striker.

Swansea are expecting a 'Jordan Henderson like transfer fee' for midfielder Joe Allen. Rodgers is adamant to bring the 22-year-old Welshman but will have to shell out at least £15m.

Liverpool, along with a host of top clubs, are monitoring the situation with Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.

Defender Daniel Agger has been linked to a move to Barcelona. While the Reds have also been linked to young Barca striker Gerard Deulofeu who is worth £7.5m. The 18-year-old was part of Spain's U-19 squad which won the UEFA Euro U-19 championship.

Completed Transfers:

Ins: Fabio Borini (AS Roma-£10m).

Outs: Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbache-£1m) Fabio Aurelio (Gremio-free) David Amoo (Preston-free), Stephen Darby (released), Maxi Rodriguez (Newell's Old Boys-undisclosed).

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 18:39 [IST]
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