According to Mirror Football, Liverpool are to step-up their attempts to sign Jose Enrique after missing out on Gael Clichy.
The Newcastle left-back has been a long-term target for Kenny Dalglish but the Scot was put off after the Geordies slapped a £15m price tag on the Spaniard’s head.
Former Arsenal full back Clichy represented the cheaper option, but the Reds were out bid by Man City so Dalglish is thought to be returning to St. James Park, with a bid in the region of £8m.
In an ironic twist of fate, it could now be Arsenal who represent Liverpool’s biggest threat to securing Enrique’s signature, as they themselves now seek a replacement for the departed Clichy.
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Villa interest in Ngog.
Liverpool’s transfer kitty is set for a boost of around £5m with the combined sales of David Ngog and Chris Mavinga, the Liverpool Echo report.
The former’s potential move to Sunderland fell through after he failed to agree personal terms and the Black Cats then went on to secure the services of Ipswich’s Connor Wickham.
However, in new developments, Aston Villa and Fulham have both shown an interest in the French striker who the Reds hope to re-coup around £4m for.
Mavinga, another Benitez signing, has also failed to settle but the defender is now being chased by Belgian side Genk and Spanish outfit Villarreal, and could be sold for around £1m.
Jovanovic confirms exit.
Milan Jovanovic has been told he should find new employers as Liverpool start a cullof their fringe players, Sky Sports confirmed.
The Serbian winger was one of Rafael Benitez’ last signings before the latter left the club in 2010, but Jovanovic failed to settle under either Roy Hodgson or Kenny Dalglish, making just ten appearances since his arrival from Standard Liege.
Jovanovic himself confirmed he is looking for a new club and Olympiakos are thought to be interested: “I got the paper from Liverpool that I am free to search for a new club,” he continued.
“Up to now, I still haven’t received an official offer from Olympiakos, but I am looking forward to hearing their plans.”
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