Anfield side set to strengthen squad with Bloomfield Road, Stamford Bridge and St Andrews’ raids.
Liverpool are set to add Jack Butland to deals for Daniel Sturridge and Thomas Ince, as manager Brendan Rodgers targets a triple swoop of English talents.
Butland, who is also a target for Manchester City, Everton and Southampton, is believed to be in advanced talks with Liverpool over a contract, with just the fee left to be negotiated with his club Birmingham City.
Rodgers hopes to add the arrival of Butland to swoops for Sturridge and Ince, with the trio all believed to be days away from signing on the dotted line.
Long-term target Sturridge is the closest to putting pen-to-paper, with the England man just thrashing out final personal terms, after Liverpool verbally agreed a £12million fee with Chelsea for the young forward.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Brendan Rodgers will certainly be pleased if he manages to snap up this trio of young English talents in January and if the Anfield side completes these signings they will significantly strengthen their squad in the short term whilst simultaneously adhering to a youthful transfer policy the Northern Irishman hopes will stand the club in good stead in the long term.
A move for Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland may well lead some to wonder if Spaniard Pepe Reina could leave the club as Rodgers seems more than happy to call-upon Brad Jones when necessary and it seems incongruous that Liverpool would need three quality custodians.
Moves to bring Tom Ince back to Liverpool have been ongoing for some weeks but it does seem that the Blackpool attacker is nearing a return to the club he left 18 months ago. The 20 year old failed to break into the first team in his first spell at the club but has greatly improved in the intervening period and has scored 13 goals and laid on nine assists thus far this term.
A move to Liverpool could well include a loan back option as the Tangerines look to mount a challenge to return to the top flight.
A move to bring in Chelsea attacker Daniel Sturridge would greatly improve the attacking options Brendan Rodgers has to call upon and a move to Liverpool could well help to secure the England international the striking role he has failed to retain at Stamford Bridge.
£12m seems a very fair price for a player of Sturridge’s obvious ability and the former Man City man will be keen to prove himself after seeing his career stagnate on the Chelsea bench.
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