Liverpool media round-up: Bid for Clyne rejected, Reds linked with £21m-rated Gaitan

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club in the media this Friday morning.

Liverpool have made a bid to sign Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, according to several reports in the national press, including The Guardian

A bid of around £10 million has been rejected by the Saints with the Reds expected to return with a fresh bid as they look to add a full-back to their squad. Manchester United have also been credited with holding an interest in Clyne, who has just one year remaining on his deal at St Mary's.

The Daily Mail has also linked with the Reds with a move for Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, who is said to be valued at around £21 million. Gaitan is another player who has been linked with a move to United but it seems as though Brendan Rodgers is trying to get his business done early in order to not miss out on his top targets.

The Mail has also reported that Danny Ings - who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield since the turn of the year - could cost more than Liverpool had anticipated after a late £12 million bid from Tottenham, which has been accepted by Burnley.

Ings is out of contract at Turf Moor and the fee is likely to set by a tribunal if he decides to move to Anfield, and Liverpool could end up paying as much as £8 million. The forward will make his decision after a holiday, according to the report.

The Liverpool Echo is reporting that Liverpool have ended their pursuit of Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto, who is expected to sign for Serie A Champions Juventus, but continue to look for 'genuine' competition for Simon Mignolet in goal.

The Echo has also said that despite speculation linking the Reds with a move for Bolton's Adam Bogdan, he is not on the club's list of targets. 

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