Liverpool latest: Including Assaidi and Shelvey

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

The arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid could pave the way for a Luis Suarez transfer. Reports have suggested Suarez has agreed terms with the Spanish side but he is yet to return to Liverpool, as Uruguay have only just been dumped out of the Confederations Cup.

Liverpool will have to pay the best part of £30 million to sign Gerard Deulofeu permanently. Liverpool bid for the Barcelona youngster last summer but the Spanish side only seem content to let him leave this summer on a loan deal which would see him return to the Nou Camp this time next year.

Steven Gerrard says the recent signings made by Brendan Rodgers give the club a great chance of breaking into the top four. Rodgers has added several young players to the squad including Simon Mignolet, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto who could all be useful heading into the new season.

Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is on the verge of a return to Holland with PSV Eindhoven. The youngster struggled to break through a very talented pack of youth teamers last season, which has seemingly forced him to look outside Anfield in terms of his future development.

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is being tipped for a move to Swansea City - while West Ham have also entered the race. Shelvey struggled at the recent Under-21 European Championship, which seems to have convinced Brendan Rodgers that he’s surplus to requirements though Liverpool are holding out for an £8 million fee.

Liverpool have lodged an initial enquiry with Aston Villa over the future of striker Christian Benteke. Liverpool are thought to be ready to go head-to-head with Tottenham Hotspur in order to land the prolific striker who almost kept Villa in the Premier League on his own last season.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says he’s expecting a wobble from local rivals Manchester United. Gerrard says the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson gives Liverpool and United’s other rivals a chance to dominate against the side which was always at the top of English football during Ferguson’s reign.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho. French news sources have suggested that Sakho is seen as an alternative by Liverpool to the overpriced Kyriakos Papadopoulos of FC Schalke, valued at around the £20 million mark.

Liverpool forward Dani Pacheco is set to leave the club after failing to convince Brendan Rodgers he has a future at the club. Pacheco had high hopes of turning his career around and spent a large chunk of last season on loan at Deportivo Huesca in the second division of Spanish football.

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