Liverpool transfer news, Suarez negotiations underway, Bertrand emerges as target

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

The big transfer news that emerged last night and this morning is that Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre is to meet Barcelona officials today to open talks regarding the transfer of Luis Suarez.

There has been plenty of speculation from the Spanish press in recent weeks, comments from officials and even new signings at the Nou Camp about the player as the La Liga giants seem determined to get their man, but it seems Liverpool will not sell below the buyout clause in the Uruguayan's contract - said to be around £80 million.

According to several reports, Ayre will officially register Liverpool's interest in Alexis Sanchez, who could be used as a makeweight in the deal.

After the capture of Adam Lallana yesterday, manager Brendan Rodgers will turn his attentions to reinforcing his defence, with the Reds favourites to land a third Southampton player this month in the form of centre-back Dejan Lovren.

Rodgers has had his eye on a left-back all summer, notably Sevilla's Alberto Moreno but the Europa League winners are said to want £20 million for the defender, with the Reds offering £16 million so far.

The Guardian that Liverpool are prepared to walk away from that deal, and instead make an official approach for Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand - who spent the second half of last season on loan at Aston Villa.

The reports suggest the Reds are still pursuing Benfica's Lazar Markovic as well as young Belgium forward Divock Origi of Lille.

Finally, Liverpool are again being linked with a move for a goalkeeper in Mexican stopper Guillermo Ochoa, and the Metro has reported that his agent has said there are many clubs interested in the goalkeeper to TuttermercatoWeb.

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