Two internationals heading for Anfield?
The former Fulham boss faces a month of uncertainty over his ability to wheel and deal in the market because of the unresolved boardroom issues at Anfield.
However, he maintains he still wants to sign “at least a couple of other players” before the transfer window closes on August 31st.
“We have made some signings so far and we hope to bring in at least a couple [more],” he said.
“I think the danger in a late takeover would be that money would be made available but we wouldn’t have had a chance to research the players in this transfer window.
“We are doing our research and targeting players that the club is capable and able to buy. (The Metro)
Liverpool still have a chance of signing Loic Remy, after his agent revealed that the forward would take his time before making a decision on his future.
West Ham – along with Liverpool – are both understood to have tabled bids for the 23-year-old Nice striker, and his representative said the Frenchman would now take his time to consider all of the options available.
“However, Loic is in no rush to make a decision on his future. There are eight clubs – four in the UK – who are all chasing Loic and he will take his time before deciding what is the best move for him.”
Remy is regarded as one one of the hottest prospects in European football – having previously attracted interest from Arsenal – and Nice are reportedly holding out for a fee in the region of £14 million to secure his services. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
Liverpool FC boss Roy Hodgson is keen to sign the 30-year-old Denmark international, having taken him to FC Copenhagen in 2000 when he won the Superliga in his first season.
“It won’t take more than a week before this is sorted out,” said Poulsen’s representative Jorn Bonnesen, who held talks with Liverpool FC earlier this week.
“It might be already in the beginning of next week. Christian Poulsen is Roy’s man. (Daily Post)
So if you put two and two together it seems plausible that the two names that Roy Hodgson is eyeing up could well be Dane Poulsen and French international Remy. Both players would be useful additions to help assist problem areas in the Liverpool squad.
The Merseyside outfit could definitely do with more attacking options and Nice striker Remy is a player who’s stock is on the rise. The 23 year old has forced his way back into the French national team, albeit because of the suspension of all those who were part of the World Cup debacle. Even though the club have brought in Milan Jovanovic and David Ngog continues to improve, Hodgson still appears to be keen on bringing strikers who can share some of Fernando Torres’s goalscoring burden.
Poulsen has been earmarked as a replacement for the soon to be exit bound Javier Mascherano and the player’s agent believes the move is all but done. Whilst the Juventus man is by no means in the same league as the Argentine midfielder he is an experienced performer and one who Hodgson clearly rates highly.
Perhaps most importantly the Dane will not cost a great deal and even though there is much talk about a potential Anfield takeover, until a deal is actually done the Liverpool boss still has a fairly small budget for new additions.