Liverpool transfer news, target hands in transfer request, only big offer would tempt club to sell striker

A selection of the latest transfer news involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Liverpool target Dejan Lovren is reported to have handed in a transfer request at his club Southampton according to TalkSport.

The Reds are in the market for a new centre-back in order to tighten up their back line after conceding 50 goals in the Premier League last season, and Croatian international Lovren has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield. 

He joined Southampton for £7 million last summer from Lyon, so the club are likely to be after a fee bigger than that if they are to sell, with Lovren's desire to play Champions League football, coupled with the unsettled atmosphere at St Mary's said to be the main factors behind his desire to leave.

Liverpool will have to receive an offer bigger than their initial outlay if they are to part with Fabio Borini this summer according to the Northern Echo, with Sunderland keen to make his loan stay at the Stadium of Light permanent after his goals were a key part in the side's survival campaign and run to the League Cup final.

The Reds paid Roma £10.5 million in 2012 for the Italian but are not planning on cashing in on Borini, but a big offer could tempt them according to the report - or winger Adam Johnson could be used as a potential makeweight.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Schalke starlet Max Meyer in the Metro.

The report says the club could bid £8 million for the 18-year-old playmaker, plus add-on fees. Chelsea have reportedly been interested in the past.

Finally, new signing Rickie Lambert has said he is determined to prove he is good enough to play for Liverpool.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “It wasn't a chance I was expecting to get but I've been given it now and I want to get our there that I believe I am good enough and that I will perform and that I will help Liverpool."


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