Liverpool transfer news, price tag set on two players, goalkeeper in no rush to sort future

Oussama Assaidi playing for Morocco

A selection of the latest stories surrounding Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool have put a £7m price tag on Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi, who spent the past season on loan at Stoke City according to the Daily Mail.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has openly he said he would like to keep hold of the player who impressed during his spell at the Britannia Stadium.

The same report also states that the Reds will want £12m if they were to part with Italian forward Fabio Borini.

Borini became a vital part of the Sunderland team in the past season as the Black Cats reached the League Cup final and avoided relegation.

It is believed that Sunderland would also like to make that deal permanent, but the indications of late from the player’s agent seem to be that Borini would like to stay at Anfield for the upcoming season.

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina appears to be in no rush to sort out his future according to the Liverpool Echo, but the club has said he will be sold this summer after his season long loan spell at Serie A side Napoli.

The Spaniard appears happy to sort his future out after the World Cup having been linked with a permanent move to Napoli, and back to Spain with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

He’s quoted, saying: “With regards to a new club, first I’ll have to talk with Liverpool.

“There’s been nothing from Barcelona. They have only just bought Ter Stegen so that position is filled. And I haven’t been in contract with Atletico Madrid. Anyway I’m sure they’ll be desperate to keep hold of [Thibaut] Courtois.”

Finally, away from transfers and with the World Cup fast approaching, the big news from a Liverpool point of view is the fitness of the Luis Suarez, and he has told his Reds team-mates who play for England that he will be fit to face them for Uruguay on June 19.

Suarez is currently recovering from a knee operation, and the Uruguay team doctor, Alberto Pan, is quoted in The Guardian, saying:

“Luis is very positive. I never heard a negative expression and he says it is better every day. Suarez is painless [and] is working on fitness.”

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