Liverpool latest: Coates set for exit, Reds engaged in two transfer wars

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

Centre-back Sebastian Coates has admitted that he may leave Liverpool this summer in search of first team football. The Uruguayan has struggled to make an impression at the club since he first joined three years ago.

“I told Liverpool that I want to play and if I don't have the chance there, it would make sense to look for another way. I wouldn't mind being loaned and continuing to play in the Premier League. I'd like to play in England,” he told the Guardian.

The Daily Star claims Liverpool are one of three sides in the hunt to sign Ashley Cole. Cole will be available ahead of next season after learning that his Chelsea deal wouldn’t be renewed. Liverpool, along with AC Milan and Barcelona, are reportedly interested in signing him.

Liverpool are also well in the mix to make a move for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez. Alexis has been one of the standout performers at the World Cup for Chile and the Metro claims the Reds will face competition from Arsenal and Manchester United if they want him.

Steven Gerrard fears a very long and hard to bear summer if England don’t manage to get past Uruguay in the World Cup. If England lose, they’ll join Spain on an early plane home.

“It could be a terrible long, frustrating summer if we don't get it right. There is no hiding place for a player when you go out of a tournament,” said Gerrard.

Several reports suggested this morning that Brendan Rodgers is considering parting with striker Fabio Borini, to try and ensure that he does a deal with Southampton for midfielder Adam Lallana and defender Dejan Lovren. The Reds have reportedly already seen a £25 million bid for Lallana rejected.

Former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini says the London based club did everything they could to prevent him from leaving for Liverpool back in 2010.

“He lived in Wembley, and we thought his family might like to move to a better house, and we put that on the table. But there were agents involved and, after all, Raheem was only 15; all he wanted to do was play football,” he told Get West Sport.

Liverpool will travel to Copenhagen in mid-July with a match against Bronby, the first of seven games they’ll play ahead of the new Premier League season. The Reds also face games against Roma, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund in August.

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