Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has already begun spending this summer - and could add Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama to his ranks, according to the Liverpool Echo's rumour mill.

Rodgers has had his eyes set on Wanyama for a while now, but with even more transfers already on their way, Rodgers needs a way to fund the Celtic star's move.

Rodgers sold Andy Carroll to West Ham earlier this summer, before bringing in some new signings. Rumours suggest this is what he plans to do with midfielder Jordan Henderson, but it is unlikely that the Liverpool manager will recover the full £20m invested in the former Sunderland midfielder.

Celtic box-to-box midfielder, Wanyama, could be seen as a better option that Brazilian Lucas Leiva, who hasn't seen a recovery to his previous form since his return to injury. 

Wanyama will undoubtedly prefer a move to the Premier League in his bid to become Kenya's first player in the Premier League - and Celtic will make a huge profit on the £900,000 they shelled out on the youngster.

We've seen glimpses of his ability to perform on a higher level during Celtic's longer-than-expected Champions League run last season. Wanyama was by far one of the most impressive players from Celtic's point of view.

Is his ability worth offloading a young and talented England international, though?

Henderson has improved massively in the 2012/13 Premier League campaign, scoring vitals goals against teams like Arsenal and Newcastle. His movement has improved drastically and he's clearly working on finding the net more. 

Not to mention, he's currently captain of the England U21 team. Surely, Rodgers sees the young playmaker's potential.

In other news, Liverpool have successfully signed Armenian international attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to reports in Armenia. 

 

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