Liverpool transfer news: boss on Sanchez, Juve duo amongst seven linked in £100m spree

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed why the club missed out on Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, with the 25-year-old opting for the Emirates Stadium after being sold by Barcelona.

The Reds met their asking price of £35 million, but according to Rodgers it appears that Sanchez wanted to either live in or play for a London club.

Rodgers is quoted in several reports, saying: “That was one where geography dictated where he wanted to go - simple as that. It’s been the other way.

“Lots of players are really impressed by what we are doing as a club and really excited about coming to Liverpool.

“It wasn't due to a lack of ambition by the club. It was about where the player and his family wanted to choose to live."

Despite missing out on Alexis, the Reds still look very busy in the transfer market, and the four signings of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic were all made regardless of any funds from the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona - meaning that Liverpool could take their spending in this transfer window way past the £100 million mark.

Swansea City left-back Ben Davies is understood to be favouring a move to Liverpool, according to the Liverpool Echo. The Reds had an £8 million bid for the 21-year-old rejected, whilst Tottenham have reportedly tabled a bid of £10 million.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Liverpool are confident of landing their third signing from Southampton this summer in the form of Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren.

There were reports that a £20 million bid was rejected, but recently the defender has seemingly been trying to force through a move to Merseyside, whilst Saints boss Ronald Koeman seems determined to keep hold of his best players on the South coast.

The Daily Mirror's take on things is an interesting one. They indicate that a pursuit for Wilfried Bony is 'too complicated' with Loic Remy said to be in the club's sights, a player who is reported to have a release clause of £8 million.

Juventus duo Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal are also targets as the Reds are seemingly linked with more of a marquee signing in this report.

The Mirror is also reporting that Liverpool are in pole position to sign Manchester City defender Micah Richards, with Rodgers said to be attracted to the fact Richards can play both right-back and centre-back.

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