Liverpool Latest: Perez with subtle Suarez hint, Rodgers confident of transfer backing

A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.

TalkSPORT has reported comments from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, where the Real chief refuses to rule out a bid for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez this summer.

“Luis Suarez? There are many good players, we will keep improving the squad,” Perez told radio station Cadena Cope.

However, a variety of reports have suggested that Suarez has told Liverpool teammates that he’s staying put, keen to improve with the club next season on all fronts.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed he’s confident that he’ll be backed in the transfer market to make the right signings for the Reds this summer. Rodgers has just signed a new deal, which keeps him at Anfield until 2018.

“The owners have been great - It's also about being strategic in those signings as well, bringing in the right players. It's key for me that I can speak to the owners like that,” said the manager.

Liverpool striker target Loic Remy has hinted that he’d prefer a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea. The Reds are one of several sides thought to be interested in the Frenchman. The Express claims the player has made a come and get me plea to Jose Mourinho’s side.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has predicted Liverpool will be a stronger proposition next season, following their Premier League title heartbreak.

“United have gone and got a top manager there and Brendan Rodgers is doing a great job at Liverpool and he obviously feels he can continue that and maybe go one step further next year,” the England midfielder told Sky Sports.

The Daily Star has claimed Liverpool are front runners to sign Emre Can after Bayern Munich reportedly pulled out of a move to sign the midfielder. Bayern had a buy-back option inserted into the original deal that took him to his current side Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged his former employers to forget about signing Adam Lallana and use the cash to secure Mehdi Benatia from As Roma.

“They have to target a centre-half – Players like Benatia at Roma would be ideal. I'm more concerned at what is going on the back as opposed to what is going to be going on at the front,” Nicol told talkSPORT.

In other news, Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho will captain France in their international friendly against Norway this evening. Sakho will be given the chance to lead his country after predominantly positive results with Liverpool over the back end of last season.

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