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Reds want Muntari.
Liverpool have once again been linked with Inter central midfielder Sulley Muntari. The Ghanaian international, who was in South Africa representing his team at the World Cup, has been interesting top Premier League clubs including Liverpool as well as Tottenham, according to Sky Sports. Muntari would be a welcome addition to Anfield, with the future of trio Gerrard, Mascherano and Lucas all in doubt. However, the 25 year-old is adamant that he is happy to remain with the Italian champions and work under new boss Rafael Benitez.
Gervinho to Anfield.
Roy Hodgson is interested in bringing Ivorian forward Gervinho to Anfield. The versatile Lille frontman, who can play out wide or as a striker, scored 17 goals in 34 appearances for his club last season and has attracted the interest of a few clubs. However, the Mail claims that Liverpool would be unwilling to pay the £12.5m asking price for the forward and will be looking to bring the French side down on their estimation. Nevertheless, Gervinho would still be a cheaper alternative to Ashley Young who has also been linked with the Reds.
Insua to make exit.
Young Argentine left-back Emiliano Insua is set to join Italian club Fiorentina within the next 48 hours according to the Daily Mail. Insua, 21, has a full season’s worth of Premier League experience with the Reds and managed to earn some caps for his country last year, however he has been deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield by new boss Roy Hodgson. Insua will be the third left-back to leave Anfield this year, with Andrea Dossena and Fabio Aurelio having already left the club, leaving the Reds with no other options. It will be interesting to see how Hodgson reinvests the incoming £5m, with the squad needing two left sided defenders for next season.
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