The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpool are close to sealing a deal which would bring Rennes winger Sylvain Marveaux to Anfield in time for next season.
The 24-year-old French winger has been in Liverpool’s sights for some time now, and it is thought that he is very close to signing a pre-contract agreement which would take him to Merseyside on a free transfer when his Rennes deal expires this summer.
Marveaux has attracted the interest of other Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham and Newcastle in particular – but is thought to prefer a move to Liverpool having had talks with Liverpool’s sporting director Damien Comolli.
Cole remains positive.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Joe Cole admitted that his time on Merseyside has been hampered by injury and the constant subsequent struggle to find form. However, he remains in a positive mood and believes that he is capable of becoming an integral part of the Liverpool team.
“It has been difficult this season,” he said. “I find myself playing these Europa League games trying to catch up, but I am still nice and positive.”
Cole is optimistic about the Reds chances of finishing the season strongly. “I just think we have the right man here in Kenny,” he said. “You just feel the club is going in the right direction.”
Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has impressed to such an extent since moving to Spartak Moscow that he is attracting interest from around Europe.
Fellow Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg are thought to be monitoring his progress, whilst Juventus have long since expressed an interest in the jinking Republic of Ireland winger. According to caughtoffside.com, Liverpool have added their name to the list of teams interested in his signature.
Although Spartak paid Celtic £9.5 million for his signature just six months ago, any offer which would tempt the Russian giants to sell would have to be in excess of £20 million. Liverpool’s chances of signing the player should their interest be concretised would be helped by Spartak’s unwillingness to sell to another Russian club, thereby ameliorating Zenit’s interest.