Brendan Rodgers may have already spent well over the £75 million he received for the services of Luis Suarez, but the Northern Irishman isn’t done yet.
Recent reports have appeared to confirm that he wants to bring in former Arsenal star Alex Song before the end of the transfer window, despite the fact that the Cameroon international has flopped since moving to Barcelona in 2012. Despite all of their attacking assets the Reds are keen to bring in a naturally defensive midfielder, particularly with the future of Lucas looking increasingly uncertain.
And now, at least if the Daily Mirror is to be believed, the player himself is also keen on a switch to Anfield, with the British publication stating this morning that the 26-year-old is resisting a move to AC Milan in the hope that an agreement can be reached between Liverpool and his current club.
New Catalan boss Luis Enrique has made it clear that Song isn’t in his plans moving forward, leaving the midfielder with little option but to seek a move if he wants to play first-team football. However, though initially his suitors were thought to be plentiful, it has been made apparent that he won’t be moving back to the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger said to have ruled out a return.
Manchester United no longer appear keen either, meaning that a Liverpool transfer could be the only route if he wants to play Premier League football once more. As of yet it’s unclear if Barca have any sort of agenda with regards to who they would prefer to sell Song to, though the player himself will pick a Merseyside move if given the chance.
Such a theory will warm the hearts of the Liverpool faithful, who were rightfully concerned last term over their side's defensive capabilities.
Of course with good news there is inevitably bad lurking around somewhere, in this case the rejection Rodgers has faced in his pursuit of Bundesliga defender Alvaro Dominguez. Reports yesterday claimed that the Borussia Monchengladbach star was contacted by the Liverpool boss over a potential summer move, but resolved to turn them down.
The 25-year-old Spaniard has decided not to join the host of players arriving at Anfield this summer, despite the fact that Champions League football is on offer there. Rodgers is looking to bolster his squad depth in preparation for the forthcoming European campaign, but he will have to do so without Dominguez.