Anfield side plan Glasgow raid.
Liverpool are preparing a swoop for Celtic star Ki Sung-Yeung in the event of a deal for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam falling through.
The Reds have attempted to finalise a deal for the Scotland international this week, but with the transfer making slow progress and Tottenham reportedly ready to renew their interest, Kenny Dalglish is preparing to turn his attentions to the 22-year-old South Korean.
Despite his age Sung-Yeung has already represented his country 38 times and is central to Celtic boss Neil Lennon’s plans making 34 appearances for the club last season.
Liverpool have long since been linked with a move for Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam but a deal as yet has not been completed and it may well make good sense to look for alternative targets and young South Korean Ki Sung-Yeung also helps with the club’s sponsor Standard Chartered assertion that the signing of a high profile player from the Far East would help to cover new markets.
The 22 year old has been a big hit in the SPL and would surely be tempted by a move south of the border to the Premier League and the valuation of £10m seems a fair one given the potential shown during his spell in Scotland. The cultured midfielder was a regular last term and Neil Lennon will be loathed to lose the former FC Seoul star but would find it hard to prevent the player from leaving if he tried to force an exit.
Having already brought in Jordan Henderson there has been much speculation that midfielders Raul Meireles and Lucas have been strongly linked with moves away from Anfield as Kenny Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli look to freshen up the Liverpool squad.
Liverpool’s American owners are ready to finance significant moves to help push the Merseyside club back into the top four. In order to help boost funds for projected additions the likes of Paul Konchesky, David Ngog, Christian Poulsen, Joe Cole and Milan Jovanovic may also be offloaded.