Liverpool will complete the signing of AS Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni , despite the attempts of Spanish side Atletico Madrid to hijack the deal, according to talkSPORT.
Madrid are looking for a new goalkeeper after David De Gea’s transfer to Manchester United earlier this week and they see Doni as their new number one. The Spanish side have also placed a bid for the 31 year old, but Doni’s agent Ovidio Colucci believes that the offer will not affect the move to Anfield for the Brazilian.
Colucci said: ‘It’s true that Atletico showed an interest in the goalkeeper, but they did it indirectly. They did it through intermediaries, so there’s nothing to it. The only concrete offer is that of Liverpool. Of course anything could happen, but I can confirm there is only Liverpool for Doni.’
The 31 year old spent the majority of last season as an understudy to Roma number one Julio Sergio and is widely expected to do the same at Anfield, deputising to Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
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Adam can be great success says Dalglish.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is confident that new signing Charlie Adam can have the same impact as he did at former club Blackpool, Sky Sports reports.
Adam signed for the Reds for a £7m transfer fee after a six month long chase from Liverpool for his services. The 25 year old scored 13 goals in the Premier League last season and was the standout for the Seasiders, as they were relegated back down to the Championship after one season in the top flight. Dalglish now holds faith that Adam can reproduce the same performances at Anfield.
The Scottish manager said: ’We’re looking forward to Charlie being a success here. He made a huge contribution to Blackpool’s team last year and we’re looking forward to him making the same contribution here. We know what he’s got and that’s why he was such a success last year.’
Adam, a Scottish international, is keen to bring trophies back to Anfield, after the Reds’ last success came in 2006 with the FA Cup victory, and is delighted to be part of the rich history of the club. He will wear the number 26 shirt, after young Reds midfielder Jay Spearing kindly switched from his number 26 to the Liverpool number 20.
Flanagan extends contract.
Young Liverpool defender John Flanagan has signed a new four year deal at the club, Liverpool Echo reports.
The 18 year old broke into the first team last season and impressed during his spell at the end of last season. He has been rewarded by Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and has extended his current deal, which still had two years to run.
Flanagan played in Liverpool’s last seven Premier League games and showed his versatility and tough-tackling nature in the matches, earning Young Player of the Year at the Reds. The young defender will also fly out with the club on their pre-season tour of the Far East and is widely expected to play some part in the Reds’ Premier League campaign next season.
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