Anfield boss ready to continue spending.
Kenny Dalglish will look to bring in two more new faces during the current transfer window as he looks to further strengthen his squad Liverpool look to push for a spot back in the top four. Having already spent over £50m this summer the final two pieces of the Merseyside club’s incoming jigsaw puzzle are not ones that would stretch the club’s finances to a great extent but would helpfully resolve potential prooblem areas in the Anfield squad.
The Liverpool boss will look to complete deals to sign Man City’s forgotten man Craig Bellamy and Birmingham City centre back Scott Dann before the transfer window slams shut next Wednesday.
Dalglish is hot on the trail of former Liverpool man Craig Bellamy and the main stumbling block to such a move is the fact that the Scot would like to snap up the 32 year old attacker on a free transfer but City boss Roberto Mancini is keen to get some sort of fee for a player who cost £14m two and a half years ago.
The Welsh international spent last season on loan at Cardiff City and is unlikely to be part of Man City’s first team plans this season but still has two years left to run on his contract at the Etihad Stadium. Bellamy would provide Liverpool with cover up and his experience may be invaluable if either of the club’s main strikers, Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, are sidelined.
Dirk Kuyt is also able to fill in up front but is now more often used out wide on the right. Craig Bellamy can also play on the wings and it is that adaptability that interested Dalglish. It is thought that Liverpool may consider paying a nominal fee of around £2-3m to seal the deal to bring back a player who spent a season at the club in 2006/07, helping Rafa Benitez’s side to a Champions League Final berth.
Local born defender Scott Dann is also very much on the Liverpool radar and the 24 year old Birmingham City man, also tracked by Arsenal, is thought of as an ideal candidate to beef up the club’s defence. The St Andrews’ man formed a solid pairing with Roger Johnson but is now thought likely to leave Chris Hughton’s side as they look to balance their books.
A fee of £8-9m would be required to snap up the former Coventry City man and a move seems even more likely now that Sotirios Kyrgiakos has been sold to Wolfsburg. Martin Skrtel is battling back from injury and Daniel Agger has also struggled with niggling knocks, hence Dalglish’s keenness to add more options at the back.