Liverpool latest: Suarez and new Aspas hold-up

All of the latest news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool.

Napoli have entered the race to sign Luis Suarez according to several reports today. Rafa Benitez is thought to want Suarez as a replacement for Edinson Cavani who looks set to leave Serie A this summer with a number of big sides interested in his transfer.

Liverpool’s deal for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas may be held up over a dispute over agents fees. It’s being reported that Spanish authorities are set to block the move unless he pays agents involved around £4 million, which could be partly funded by the club if it comes to it.

Shakhtar Donetsk have denied reports that Liverpool have already made a bid for Henrikh Mhitaryan. The midfielder is thought to be the subject of a £20 million offer from the Anfield side but the Ukrainian side have now dismissed the rumours and said there’s been nothing official.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is stepping up his rehab from a shoulder injury by returning to training early. The Liverpool skipper missed the final part of last season to have surgery and will train before the rest of the squad re-assemble in a bid to be fit before the start of the season.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has defended striker Luis Suarez over his apparent desire to leave the club. Carragher points out that he doesn’t owe the club any loyalty despite the fact they have stuck by him through some difficult periods during his career at Anfield.

Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to secure the signing of Christian Atsu from FC Porto. The winger is valued at around £3 million which makes him a worthy gamble for Brendan Rodgers considering he’s just 21-years-old and can benefit the club in several ways.

Fenerbahce’s planned move for Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo has broken down, opening up the possibility of a bid from Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers’ team had been linked with the striker before the interest from Turkey emerged and he could be a good replacement for Luis Suarez.

The Daily Mail has reported Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal with Bristol city to sign 14-year-old Herbie Kane. Liverpool are thought to be the player’s preferred choice after several other Premier League sides contacted the League One club over his future.

The rumours surrounding the future of goalkeeper Pepe Reina have flared up yet again. Reina has insisted that he will be Liverpool’s goalkeeper at the start of next season, throwing doubt over a planned move by the Merseyside club to go after Simon Mignolet of Sunderland.

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