Liverpool are trying to wrap up a £8million deal for Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand after failing to sign Alberto Moreno and Ben Davies.

According to Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are keen on signing Ryan Bertrand after Swansea City‘s Ben Davies, who has joined Tottenham for £10million and Sevilla demanding in excess of £20million for Alberto Moreno. The Chelsea left-back is also desperate to join the Merseyside outfit.

Liverpool have also completed the signing of French international Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers after activating his release clause of £8.5 million deal. According to reports, Loic Remy had a medical in Boston yesterday.

Liverpool are also closing in on Javier Manquillo on loan. Reports suggest that Manquillo will join on a two year loan deal, with an option to buy for £4.5m. Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren is also close to sign for the Reds after both the club agreed to a £20 million deal. Belgium international Divock Origi has also agreed to join the Merseyside outfit in a £9.8 million deal. Both Lovren and Origi are expected to join the Reds in America for completing the transfers.

Fabio Borini is yet to agree personal terms with Sunderland after Liverpool accepted a £14 million offer from the Black cats. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers gave admitted he wants to ensure the money is spent wisely and signing a marquee player is not a priority.

“I have always said at every club I’ve been at that the club’s money is my money. I work for the club,” Rodgers said.

“I’m there to serve the club and run it the best I possibly can on the field and work with the owners off it. They know I push to get the best players to come in and they gain the trust with how we work.

“There is money available but we know that spending money does not always guarantee success.

“Last January everyone was crying out that we needed more signings. We never signed anyone. Okay, we might have done with one or two but it was not a major factor in us not winning the title.

“You only spend the money if the players are there. The great thing with the owners is the money is there if the right players are available. What we can’t do is spend for the sake of it.

“The players we’ve brought in were players we wanted anyway. It was well documented that our squad last year was too thin so we needed to bring in a number of players to get that level and depth up.”

“Our signings are strategic signings. They are not just names,” he said.

“They must all fit into the purpose of the team, but of course we want them to make a contribution. If that means we do not spend all the money or the net spend is the same then so be it.

“The character is important. It is not just about the player, but the right type of person. I want players that are committed to the cause to make Liverpool the best they can be.

“I want players resting when they should be resting, training hard and working hard and focusing on their life as footballers.

“The types we have brought in are those types, as well as those we already have in the squad who have been brilliant. It is footballing qualities and also human qualities we want.”


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