Liverpool latest: Including Mkhitaryan deal in danger and Alderweireld

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Liverpool have been told they will have to come up with €30 million if they want to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The tug of war between Liverpool and Shakhtar Donetsk has been going on for several weeks with the Ukrainian side holding out for the top end of their valuation on the Armenian star.

However it now appears that he is more likely to join Borussia Dortmund.

Lyon’s president has confirmed striker Bafetimbi Gomis has received three offers with a fourth on the way. Liverpool have been linked with the striker in the past and could be one of the sides to have submitted an offer as Brendan Rodgers looks for one more attacking signing this summer.

Liverpool are thought to be the new favourites to sign Toby Alderweireld from Ajax. Negotiations with German side Bayer Leverkusen broke down, which means Liverpool are now serious contenders to get the defender if he wants to move on this summer.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has suggested the club’s transfer business suggests the side have accepted that Luis Suarez will leave this summer. Molby points to the speed and nature of the latest arrivals, getting ready to compensate for a big void in attack.

The Daily star has suggested Queens Park Rangers have offered striker Loic Remy to Arsenal and Liverpool in a deal worth less than £7 million. Liverpool could be tempted because of the price although their priority seems to lay in signing a higher profile and more expensive attacking option.

Chelsea have become the latest side linked with a move for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez. News broke yesterday that bookies had stopped taking bets on him joining Arsenal and now Chelsea seem to be in the running if they can’t land Robert Lewandowski or Wayne Rooney.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on the younger players at the club to step up and make a difference. The skipper has insisted the younger players can’t hide behind their inexperience next season and need to step up and perform for the club that has shown faith in them.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he signed Simon Mignolet primarily to increase the competition between the club’s goalkeepers. Mignolet signed in a £9 million deal from Sunderland and he’ll go up against Pepe Reina and Brand Jones for football in the first team next season.

Jamie Carragher has setup a free soccer school which will offer youngsters the opportunity to enjoy free coaching. The sessions will be funded by Carragher’s charity, the 23 Foundation, and have been made available to six different primary schools in Bootle.

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