Anfield side prepare big money move for long term target.
Liverpool are ready to re-enter negotiations to sign Uruguayan international Gaston Ramirez after it was revealed that the Bologna youngster’s move to Southampton has fallen through. Having previously baulked at meeting the Serie A side’s asking price for the 21 year old, Brendan Rodgers has been given the board’s backing ahead of a £18m bid for the talented starlet.
It had looked like the Saints had secured the £12.8m signing of the Bologna midfielder but that deal has seemingly stalled and left the door open for other offers and Rodgers is keen to register his interest in the hopes of making Ramirez his fourth summer signing in the next few days.
Bologna seem resigned to losing Gaston Ramirez and if Liverpool are indeed set to meet the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara side’s asking price then a deal could well be sealed before the transfer window comes to a close.
Rodgers is even keener to land the long term target following his side’s opening day defeat at West Brom. The Liverpool boss is looking to appease the club’s American owners with further player sales to help balance the books and having already offloaded Dirk Kuyt, Craig Bellamy, Maxi Rodriguez and Alberto Aquilani the Northern Irishman is ready to cash in on one or two other first team squad players.
Andy Carroll and Charlie Adam are both said to be fighting for their Liverpool futures and the Merseyside club may be willing to reduce their respective price-tags to help balance the books before the transfer window slams shut on August 31st.
Liverpool are front-runners to complete the deal for Gaston Ramirez, if indeed they do meet Bologna’s asking price, and the fact that two of his Uruguayan national team-mates are already at the club, Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates, may well help to secure a deal for the former Penarol youngster.
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