Parma midfielder Danilo Pereira is being tracked by Liverpool and Arsenal as they look to strengthen their squads before the start of the season, according to talkSPORT.
The 19 year old Portuguese player starred in the recent under 20 World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball award as he reached the final with Portugal. Pereira has been likened to former Arsenal great Patrick Vieira and could be the player Arsenal fans have been crying out for in the centre of midfield.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is also aware of the quality of the player and is looking to make his squad his own, selling the players he feels are not Liverpool calibre and bringing in vibrant new talent who can make a mark. The Reds have made an enquiry for Pereira, who can play both defensive and attacking roles within the central midfield.
Arsenal’s Champions League football guarantee could attract the 19 year old, but Liverpool’s current form is scintillating and they look odds-on to push close for a top four finish this season.
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Pacheco joins Atletico.
Liverpool forward Dani Pacheco has joined Spanish side Atletico Madrid on a season long loan deal, The Liverpool Echo reports.
The 20 year old has only made 14 senior appearances since making his debut in December 2009 and has struggled to gain any first-team action in his time at Anfield. Pacheco spent three months on loan at Norwich City last season and there was interest from the Canaries manager Paul Lambert to take Pacheco back to Carrow Road.
A move failed to materialise and Pacheco will now make the switch to Madrid to join Atletico. It was expected he would move to Rayo Vallecano, but a deal has been done with Atletico and he will spend next season at the Vicente Calderon.
Spearing Suarez warning.
Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing has warned opposition defences that teammate Luis Suarez will be one of the best players in the country this season, liverpoolfc.tv reports.
Suarez played a major role in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Exeter City in the Carling Cup second round on Wednesday night, scoring once and assisting for the other two. Spearing made his first full start of the season and played 90 minutes in the comfortable win at St. James’ Park and was able to watch the Uruguayan in full flow.
Spearing said: ‘The movement Luis has is unreal. You know what you are going to get from him in every game, whether it is a Barclays Premier League game or a Carling Cup tie. He was brilliant again for us. He makes our job easier and if he keeps doing that for the rest of the season, then I think him and Andy are going to cause defenders and teams a lot of problems’.
Liverpool now travel back to Merseyside for a clash with Bolton Wanderers at Anfield in the late kick-off on Saturday.