Liverpool have been quoted £37m for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic…
Liverpool are preparing to step up their pursuit of a replacement for captain Steven Gerrard, who will leave the club for LA Galaxy at the end of the season, ending a 28-year association with the football club.
Rumours emerged late last week that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had flown to Rome, potentially to scout a handful of possible summer transfer targets. Thought to be among them was Roma’s Miralem Pjanic, but the Serie A giants have been quick to respond.
Reports in the Daily Mirror claim that the Bosnian has had a £37m price-tag place on his head, with Roma promising to play hardball over any potential deal. As a result, the same paper has linked six possible alternatives for the Northern Irishman to target, and those have been listed below.
Click through the pages to see who we rate, and who we don’t as the Anfield club look for their new hero:
Fabian Delph (Aston Villa)
The England international signed a new contract at Villa last month, but could still be available come the end of the season – particularly if Tim Sherwood is unable to save the Midlands side from relegation.
He has established himself as a tenacious and hard-working player over recent seasons, but he lacks the passing range to be an out-and-out Gerrard replacement. Nonetheless, he could still be a useful addition in some capacity.