Liverpool transfer news: Rodgers told to spend big to land Wanyama

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A select round up of the latest Liverpool transfers news including Victor Wanyama and the latest on Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Liverpool have been told by Celtic they will need to spend big to land Victor Wanyama on a permanent deal this summer.

Wanyama seems destined for a move away from Celtic Park when the transfer window opens and he could cost the club upwards of £12 million.

Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on strengthening his defensive midfield reserves, which would take some pressure away from Lucas with the Brazilian currently holding that position.

Southampton have already met the £12 million asking fee but Liverpool could still take advantage of Wanyama’s apparent desire to play for a much bigger club.

Liverpool are keeping a close eye on the situation of Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho.

Sakho is currently in talks over an extension to his current contract which expires this time next year, but several reports from France have suggested the talks have stalled due to a dispute over terms.

Le Sport 10 has reported that Liverpool are waiting for a complete breakdown in talks, which would allow them to steal in and try to do a deal for the player, who would strengthen their central defensive reserves.

Shakhtar Donetsk have admitted for the first time that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is for sale.

Liverpool have been linked with a big money move for the 24-year-old over the last few weeks but the club’s chief executive has now officially admitted that the club are considering offers for the Armenian.

“Henrikh is an important player in our team. Shakhtar want to keep him, but we are willing to listen and consider all suggestions for a transfer,” Sergei Palkin told Izvestia.

It’s reported that Mkhitaryan will cost Liverpool at least £20 million if they want to go after him.

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