Anfield boss happy to trim squad of deadwood in preparation for substantial spending spree.
Skysports.com understands Wolves have made an enquiry about Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky.
Konchesky is widely expected to leave Liverpool this summer with the player not figuring in Kenny Dalglish’s long-term plans.
The full-back joined Liverpool from Fulham last summer, but following Dalglish’s appointment as replacement for Roy Hodgson, Konchesky was farmed out on loan to Nottingham Forest.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is a big admirer of Konchesky and saw a move for him on loan during the January transfer window fail to materialise due to regulations which meant the player could only move to another club on an emergency loan having played for Fulham and Liverpool last season.
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Liverpool misfits David Ngog and Christian Poulsen could be in line for moves to Stoke.
The duo are widely expected to leave Anfield this summer as Kenny Dalglish and owners Fenway Sports Group prepare to usher in a new era, prompting Potters’ boss Tony Pulis to assess the deadwood in a bid to add depth to his squad ahead of next season’s Europa League quest
With on-loan striker John Carew unlikely to return to the Britannia Stadium next season, Pulis is eyeing Ngog to add to Stoke’s attack after striking five goals in 11 Europa League outings.
But Liverpool’s valuation of Ngog remains at £8million – a significant mark-up on the £1.5million he cost when arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2008 – which could see Stoke’s interest wane.
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Liverpool FC are preparing to accept offers of less than half of what they paid for Alberto Aquilani after it was decided that Juventus would not make the midfielders loan move permanent and the Anfield side could be willing to listen to offers up to £8m, £9m less than the £17m they paid for him in 2009.
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Having brought in Jordan Henderson and reportedly lost out in the chase of Blackburn Rovers centre back Phil Jones, it seems clear that Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli are looking to overhaul their Anfield squad in order to push for a top four finish and in order to do so they clearly know they have a fair few squad members who are simply not good enough.
These sources appear to believe that these four players can be offloaded and would bring in a decent amount of cash in doing so and Alberto Aquilani aside, Dalglish can happily sell without any detrimental affect on his first team plans.
The Italian international had a great season at struggling Juventus last term but the Turin side are unwilling to meet the club’s valuation on the 26 year old and there are rumours that other Serie A sides are considering making offers for a player who is now back in form and part of the national team set-up again.
David N’Gog is also linked with a move to Sunderland and was initially part of Liverpool’s opening offer for Henderson. The French youngster has consistently failed to impress and there has to come a time when the Merseyside club realise that perhaps the former PSG man is just not good enough for the upper echelons of the Premier League.
As for Paul Konchesky and Christian Poulsen it seems a fair assumption that neither player is going to be playing a part in first team affairs next season and therefore both can happily be offloaded to any side willing to make a decent offer. The same could well be said of Milan Jovanovic and Joe Cole but it appears the jury is still out in both cases and perhaps the attacking pair will have pre-season to prove their worth.
Liverpool continue to pursue Brazilian youngster Lucas, not to be confused with the midfielder already at the club with the same name, and Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam.