Liverpool media round-up: O'Driscoll to become assistant, updates on transfers including Benteke

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

Liverpool are set to name Sean O'Driscoll as the club's new assistant manager to Brendan Rodgers, according to various reports including the Liverpool Echo

O'Driscoll will replace Colin Pascoe who was relieved of his duties at the end of last season as there was an overhaul of the backroom staff following a disappointing campaign. Mike Marsh was also let go by the club after his contract as first team coach expired.

O'Driscoll is currently coaching the England under-19's and has plenty of experience managing sides in the Football League.

The Daily Express has been updating where Liverpool are at in terms of transfers, and they report the chances of Mario Balotelli leaving the club this summer have been dealt a blow.

Serie A side Sampdoria have reportedly indicated they will not be signing the forward who has failed to make the desired impact following his £16 million move from AC Milan - scoring just four goals in all competitions. 

They also report that Sebastian Coates is likely to depart for Sunderland for around £2 million, and that Nathaniel Clyne underwent his medical on Merseyside yesterday as the Reds look to complete his £12.5 million deal from Southampton. 

Christian Benteke seems to have emerged as Liverpool's number one transfer target during this transfer window but they face competition from Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Mirror reports.

Spurs are apparently willing to offer Emmanuel Adebayor as part of any deal that could take the Belgian to White Hart Lane and it would reunite Adebayor with former boss Sherwood.

Neither side are seemingly prepared to meet the £32.5 million release clause that is said to be in Benteke's contract.

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