Liverpool closing in on another 2 deals – report

After already agreeing deals for Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas this summer, Liverpool have been more active than most in the transfer market. While Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have been heavily linked with a catalogue of players it is Liverpool who have got their money out and made the purchases.

In what promises to be an exciting summer in the market, Liverpool look as if they may spend the bulk of their current transfer kitty (Suarez dependent) in the next week or so. soccersweep reported last week on Liverpool’s interest in Shaktar’s goal-scoring phenomenon Henrikh Mkhitaryan and The Guardian has reported that a deal is getting closer.

The Ukrainian club’s chief executive, Sergey Palkin, had suggested that there had been no official contact with Liverpool over the player, who scored 25 league goals last season, but that approach is now understood to have occurred and Anfield officials are hopeful about concluding a deal.

Meanwhile, The Telegraph states that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is poised for talks with the player this week.

For a reported £22m it’s a lot of money to spend but the player is said to have drawn interest from all over Europe, including France and Germany, due to his goal-scoring prowess. CLICK HERE FOR A CLOSER LOOK.

The other player that Liverpool are reportedly closing in on is Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet. The Belgian stopper, 24, is valued by his club at around £10m – a price that Liverpool have yet to meet. But there remains a feeling that Liverpool are sincere about concluding deals with both players as soon as possible. This deal again raises doubts about the future of current Liverpool number 1 Pepe Reina. Reina didn’t have his best of seasons last time out but speculation about a transfer to Barcelona has calmed of late with Victor Valdes publicly stating that he wants to remain with the Spanish giants. Mignolet, Reina and Valdes will all undoubtedly expect to be first choice but 3 into 2 just doesn’t fit so something will have to give.

So, Liverpool fans, would you like to see Mignolet between the sticks next season or do your loyalties still lie with Pepe?

Watch this space for updates

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  1. tommy

    Jun 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Mingolet is vastly inferior to Pepe. What is Rodgers and his committe thinking of? Apart from being a top keeper, Pepe is a leader which is what the bumbling Rodgers claims he wants.

    • patrick

      Jun 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

      tommy, i think u are either not an LFC fan or u never had time to watch all our games last year . vastly inferior in what manner, pepe a leader ? u know how many times he has flirt with man u and barca …and hoping to leave …if it might interest u to know mignolet made more saves and was jugded the third best keeper last season ..your lover reinna was the 7th thereabout…rienna singled handely mad e us loose 4 our games and judge k. his glory days are over.

  2. Dangana Nura

    Jun 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    dis ix gud news 4 d reds.

  3. adeniji

    Jun 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This is one of the good news that LFC fans have been longing to hear for years. No doubt, pepe has been calamitious in the back line for more than two seasons now…..I really can’t wait to see his name erased from the dressing room. His crappy goal keeping and by far his school boy errors are pretty suitable for barcelona and not our dear club. Pepe u have really tried but c’mon now is the time for you to leave. I want to see that foolish betrayer called Suarez out of our dear club too. LFC is better off without idiots like him….what an ingrate!

  4. Hanal a Abba

    Jun 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    We will welcome him if he sign. Let the reina leave.

  5. Hanal a Abba

    Jun 18, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Let the pepe reina leave. And bring us asmir begovic, or mignolet.

  6. Jonny Cigarettes

    Jun 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Tommy – go and support someone else. Good move.

  7. Zacks

    Jun 19, 2013 at 5:29 am

    some lfc fans re crazy about reina, re u bribe? can’nt u c his silly bloody mistakes at all times? pls shine ur eye. we need new blood promising keeper’ if nt, Lp ll regrate 4 keeping reina. mark my words.

  8. Rom

    Jun 19, 2013 at 6:53 am

    We liverpool fans are going 2 celebrate d ball boy called Reina leaving our darling club. U’LL NEVER WALK ALONE IF U GET LIVER!


    Jun 19, 2013 at 7:16 am

    please finish about henrik mkhietryan as much as possible. good news.

  10. donkuta friday bulus

    Jun 19, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Me as a liverpool fan will be the happiest guy on earth if such deal will happen to lvfc…cheers to all liverpool fans

  11. Justin monyping ater

    Jun 19, 2013 at 9:13 am

    More than happy to see his ass out ov anfield…let suarez stays.

  12. Gareth

    Jun 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Why don’t we bring in Mignolet to replace Brad Jones? Having Mignolet as a deputy will make Reina think twice before slacking off. Mancs have had first choice PL keepers being their reserve keeper before (Tomas Kusczak) in the past, why not us?

  13. @81cent

    Jun 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Rena has made his contribution nd sincearly d time has come 4 change 2 take place in d goalkeeping segment o LFC so pls let rena take his leave i wish him all d best

  14. Ozovehe Emmanuel Adinoyi

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Let Reina go,i think its time he left. Would welcome any other Man at the goal post. I think suarez should stay,we still love him and to hell with those making him miserable

  15. Esayas feleke

    Jun 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    We are great! We will be grand.

  16. Flexzy

    Jun 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Br, better let reina go bcoz he had punish us alot already nd we need a serious keeper lyk mingolet not reina plz let him go nd keep suarez nd i promise u wid this spuad we will win the leauge.

  17. Thombu .p. Franco

    Jun 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I dont understand why we are delaying to steal mkhitryan early enough before others get alerted b’se we wont have the chance to compete once they join the race. I dont care much about the mignolet issue.

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