Liverpool transfer news: Rodgers on recruitment work, Borini keen on move, and more

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers appeared to hint at more signings to come after the Reds' 2-1 defeat to Brondby in a friendly in Denmark last night.

Speaking after the game, Rodgers was stressing the club could cope despite the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75 million.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “There is a lot of work going on with the recruitment team in terms of getting in the right player and I am sure we can identify that.

“This club and many other clubs have shown over a period of time you move on, and believe me, it will be a really exciting season for us.”

The Reds have so far made four signings during this summer's transfer window, and Ben Davies could be the fifth as they battle it out with Tottenham for the Swansea left-back's signature. 

There were rumours yesterday suggesting Tottenham had agreed a £10 million fee with the Swans, and after having an £8 million bid rejected, the Reds are considering upping their offer.

Sunderland have held further talks with Liverpool in order to try and make their loan deal from last season for striker Fabio Borini a permanent one this term.

The Daily Mail reports that the Italian is keen to join the Black Cats and get regular first team football, with Sunderland said to have offered an initial £8 million, with £2 million in add-ons. Liverpool are said to want £12 million for the player. 

Another player who was on loan from the Reds last season was Oussama Assaidi at Stoke City, and the Daily Telegraph are reporting they could sign the Moroccan winger in a deal worth up to £7 million.

There had been a couple of sticking points in this transfer, with the Potters chief executive Tony Scholes quoted as saying the price the Reds were demanding was 'just wrong' but now it appears they are close to an agreement.

Liverpool are said to receive an initial £4.5 million in the deal.

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