Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is said to be hoping to make a further five signings this summer as he prepares to overhaul his squad ahead of an attempt at a drastic improvement of their fortunes next term, according to the Daily Mirror.
However, despite rejecting the approach for Sterling, manager Brendan Rodgers has intimated that as any as eight players could be heading for the exit at Anfield during the transfer window.
And that means that he will need replacements. One name that has already departed is right-back Glen Johnson. The England international wound down his contract, thus leading the papers to speculate that Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne will be the man to fill his boots.
The Reds are confident in landing Clyne’s signature, especially after the Saints confirmed the £3.5m signing of Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon on Thursday morning.
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