Liverpool latest: Including Suarez and Mkhitaryan

A round up of the latest news and transfer stories about Liverpool.

Liverpool may have no choice to accept a second Arsenal bid of around £40 million for Luis Suarez. The Anfield club rejected an initial approach from the Gunners but reports are suggesting a £40 million offer could trigger a release clause in Suarez’s contract.

Liverpool are staring at a bitter end to their pursuit of Armenian star Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Anfield club have been linked with the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder for several weeks but it is this evening claimed that Borussia Dortmund have sealed a deal for hm.

The Daily Mirror has suggested Liverpool will look to cash in on Valencia’s financial problems with a small bid for Aly Cissokho. The left back was linked with the club last season and they could put a bid on the table worth £4 million, well below the £7-9 million fees which have previously been quoted.

Liverpool transfer target Toby Alderweireld is also a target for Norwich City according to the player’s father. Vic Alderweireld has confirmed that Norwich have made an approach to Ajax over the defender but whether their offer is good enough will be revealed this week.

Liverpool have started the ball rolling with a £7 million offer for Hellas Verona attacker Jorginho. The Under-21 Italian star has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City but Liverpool seem ready to put cash on the table as they look to complete a deal.

Chelsea are reportedly getting ready to hijack Liverpool’s proposed deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori. Liverpool have been linked with a £3-5 million deal for the 20-year-old but the Blues are apparently ready to offer up to £8.5 million to steal him away from Anfield.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called for the fans to get behind the side in their pursuit of a top four place. Gerrard says qualification for the Champions League in the new season is more than possible if the fans rally behind the side and back manager Brendan Rodgers.

New Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is relishing the chance to compete with Pepe Reina and Brad Jones for a starting place in the team. Mignolet has revealed how impressed he is with Brendan Rodgers’ vision for club and says there is fierce competition in every part of the side.

Blackburn Rovers have agreed a £1.5 million fee with Liverpool for midfielder Jay Spearing. Spearing spent time on loan with Bolton Wanderers last season and has secured the Championship move, as he looks to develop and gain regular first team football.

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