Liverpool Make Official Enquiry Over Availability Of Barcelona Bit-Part Duo

Reds approach Barcelona for two squad players.

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Liverpool have made a formal enquiry to Barcelona for two of their squad players Alex Song and Adriano, with manager Brendan Rodgers still looking to strengthen in defence and midfield before the end of the summer.

The Reds have brought in Dejan Lovren and Javier Manquillo as two new signings at the back, but Rodgers is understood to still be keen on signing a player who can operate as first-choice left-back, with Adriano emerging as an option as talks for Sevilla starlet Alberto Moreno continue to prove slow in their progress.

The versatile Brazilian can also play at right-back and may prove useful if Glen Johnson does not sign a new contract at Anfield, with the England international currently into the final year of his deal on Merseyside.

Barcelona’s Dani Alves has also recently been linked with a move to Anfield, though it is understood that manager Luis Enrique is holding off selling the experienced defender as he fears missing out on top target Juan Cuadrado as his replacement, with the Fiorentina star looking likely to join Manchester United instead.

Adriano Correia

Adriano has also been linked with Inter Milan this summer, though some concerns over an abnormal heart beat that were recently picked up could complicate any move, with Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy failing Liverpool’s stringent medical tests earlier this summer as his proposed move to the club collapsed late on.

Elsewhere, Rodgers is interested in signing former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song in a potential double raid on the Catalan giants, with Lucas Leiva believed to be closing in on a move to Serie A side Napoli for a reunion with ex-Reds boss Rafael Benitez.

Song would be a decent replacement for Lucas in the middle of the park, and looks likely to be available after failing to break into the starting lineup on a regular basis since joining Barca from Arsenal in the summer of 2012.

Alex Song Barcelona

The Cameroon international had previously been regarded as one of the top midfielders in the Premier League, and has also been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United this summer as a return to England seems likely.

Liverpool will now hope to swoop for his signature, and could complete two promising signings if they bring in both Song and Adriano to enhance their options at the back, with Song also able to fill in in defence if needed.

This would follow on from the two side’s business earlier this summer, which saw Luis Suarez join Barcelona in a £75m deal.

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