Liverpool transfer round-up: £30m striker link; star set for surprise new deal

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Liverpool

According to a report in the Daily Star, Liverpool will make a late attempt to sign Mauro Icardi from his current club Inter Milan this week.

The report claims Brendan Rodgers’ side will attempt to beat Chelsea and Atletico Madrid to the player’s signature, with a bid in the region of £30million being suggested in the report.

Icardi is a 21-year-old centre forward who has scored 24 goals in 49 games for Inter and 35 goals in his senior club career to date.

Not bad for a player so young, but it remains to be seen if Liverpool really will risk such a considerable outlay on a player unproven outside of Italy.

In other news, the Daily Mail claims Glen Johnson will sign a new contract at Liverpool to prolong his stay at Anfield.

With the player nearing the end of his current deal it had looked like he would be heading for pastures new, but the latest report claims the England international will reject the chance to move to Roma on a free transfer and instead sign a new three-year deal with the Reds.

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