Anfield side chase Benfica wide-man.
Liverpool are to step up their efforts to land Dutch international winger Ola John according to Sports Direct News.
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The Benfica wide-man is said to be keen to leave Benfica and the £8m rated youngster could well be tempted by a move to Liverpool and is also on Ajax’s radar.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers attempted to sign John over the summer but failed in his pursuit at that time but is now ready to put in a firm offer for the former FC Twente ma.
With youngster Raheem Sterling perhaps failing to hit the heights of last term and with Stewart Downing having been sold to West Ham over the summer there is perhaps scope for the investment in Cerci, not least as the club have felt the need to bring in Chelsea’s Victor Moses on a loan deal the Benfica man could be a better long term solution.
A move for John would certainly adhere to the Merseyside club’s youthful transfer policy and may well aid the Dutchman’s push for a spot in Louis Van Gaal’s 2014 World Cup finals squad.