Liverpool media round-up: Reds close in on Bogdan, Lallana's verdict on Milner

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

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdanaccording to the Daily Express.

The Reds are keen to add cover for Simon Mignolet with Brad Jones being released by the club, and Bogdan is available on a free transfer from the Trotters.

The paper also says that discussions continue over trying to land Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke, and Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, though the Liverpool Echo has outlined the challenges Liverpool face landing Clyne, as they report that Manchester United are expected to renew their interest in the 24-year-old.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is quoted in the Daily Mirror hailing the signing of James Milner from Manchester City on a free transfer.

Milner became the Reds' first signing of the summer after rejecting a new contract at the Etihad Stadium, and Lallana was pleased the club could land a player who is versatile and has experience of winning his fair share of trophies from his time at Manchester City.

The former Southampton man said: “It’s a big statement that he chose to come to Liverpool, shows that he’s got ambition. He could have easily stayed at City, but he chose us.

“He’s versatile. He won’t kick up a fuss if he’s asked to play in a different position. It’s a team game and sometimes you have to sacrifice yourself for the team.

“For a player of his ability to go on a free transfer, it doesn’t happen very often. It’s great Liverpool have persuaded him to come to us.”

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