A day rarely goes by without a gaggle of players linked with a move to Anfield, and here are three more relating to players who are apparently at the forefront of Rafa’s summer transfer plans. So here is the latest on some older rumours and some slightly newer ones.
Liverpool are challenging West Ham for Lazio’s Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami (The Star)
Lee Cattermole of Middlesbrough is once again being linked with a move to Anfield in the summer. (Daily Mail)
Luka Modric looks more and more like becoming a realistic target for Rafa Benitez. After issuing a come and get me plea, the Croat is now at the front of Benitez’s transfer plans. (various)
Modric is clearly the diamond from this pack, a real star in the making. Although Cattermole is an impressive prospect he has only ever struck me as a solid player but by no means fantastic, however he has only just turned twenty so maybe I am being too harsh. Behrami is a player often linked with a move to the Premier League and this season he has come on leaps and bounds in Serie A, most notably of course for scoring the winner in the Rome derby last month, however he hasn’t exactly helped the overall cause at Lazio lie in mid-table and I really don’t see Valon as a significant signing for a club of Liverpool’s stature.