Liverpool Set To Sign Nathaniel Clyne For £12.5m

29th June 2015, 11:14:44

Chris Ison/PA Archive The England right-back will sign a five-year contract this week...

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign for Liverpool this week for £12.5 million subject to a medical, The Mirror reports.

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Liverpool, Arsenal And Man Utd Miss Out On Carlos Bacca

29th June 2015, 10:39:06

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP The striker is set to sign for AC Milan...

AC Milan are set to fend off competition from a host of European clubs and bring Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca to the San Siro next season, La Gazzetto Delo Sport reports.

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10 Things Liverpool Fans Need To Know About Roberto Firmino

25th June 2015, 14:51:14

Silvia Izquierdo/AP Strap yourselves in, the boy can play...

We need to re-analyse *that* video. Yes, Roberto Firmino missed an open goal from 10 yards but I ask you to look a little closer and admire the sheer beauty of the 23-year-old's technique as he side footed the ball into the stand. His head is beautifully positioned over the ball, his left leg is deliciously balanced giving him pinpoint balance and as he perfectly strikes the ball it's simply a travesty that the vacant goal doesn't levitate two metres higher allowing the ball to find its intended net-based home. It takes a special player to be able to miss in style and that is exactly why Liverpool have paid £29 million for his services. Firmino started at the youth academy Clube de Regatas Brasil before signing for Brazilian Serie B side Figueirense. He made 38 appearances for Figueira - scoring eight times - before moving to Germany to sign for Bundesliga side, Hoffenheim. Known for his ball-carrying ability and intelligent vision Firmino racked up seven goals and 10 assists in 38 games last season, helping Hoffenheim to a successful campaign that saw them finish just outside of European qualification. Bundesliga football journalist Jonathan Harding believes the Brazilian must be played as a number 10 and isn't a direct like-for-like replacement for Raheem Sterling. He told WhatCulture Sport: "Firmino has all the flair you would expect from a Brazilian, but the work ethic of a Bundesliga player. Liverpool fans should be very excited about him. He was rumoured to be joining them last year, but has worked hard in the last year to become a more efficient player. There is room to improve - he's only 23 - but I don't expect his bedding in period to be that long. He's got the physical attributes to handle the force of the Premier League. Quick feet, will embarrass opponents and can score. In the 13-14 season, he scored 22. For an attacking-midfielder that's almighty. "It is a lot of money, there's no denying that. Hoffenheim will feel handsomely rewarded for the talent they nurtured and the fee may sit heavy on his shoulders, especially if he is slow to start. The media in the UK are far from forgiving. However, the young lad has a confident swagger about him, and that will likely work in his favour. Along with his work rate, Liverpool fans will take to their new man quickly." Here at whatculture.com/sport we have looked into 10 things that all Liverpool fans need to know about their new signing... https://vine.co/v/ei7FpAXOA2w

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Firmino Completes £29m Move To Liverpool

24th June 2015, 09:40:47

Jorge Saenz/AP The Brazilian star has signed a five-year-deal subject to a medical...

Liverpool have completed the signing of Firmino from Hoffenheim for £29 million. BBC Sport have confirmed that the 23-year-old striker will be Brendan Rodgers' fifth signing of the summer. The deal is subject to a medical, that will take place after he returns from the Copa America where he has been playing for Brazil. Firmino who was reportedly chased by a number of top clubs has scored 47 goals in 151 games for Hoffenheim and 4 goals in 9 games for Brazil. He was on target for the Selecao during their 2-1 win over Venezuela on Sunday setting up Dunga's side with a quarter-final match against Paraguay this weekend. The Hoffenheim man scored 7 goals and made 10 assists last season and was widely regarded as one of the most talented players in the league. Firmino is the Reds' second most expensive signing in the club's history just behind Andy Carroll who they signed from Newcastle United in 2011 for £35 million. Liverpool have already brought in four players this summer with Burnley striker Danny Ings, goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, Charlton defender, Joe Gomez and midfielder James Milner all signing for the Reds.

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5 Reasons Why Raheem Sterling Should Sign For Man City

23rd June 2015, 12:31:05

Tim Ireland/AP Can we not just be happy for him?

Why is it that footballers are no longer allowed to want to better themselves?

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Bologna Hold Talks With Liverpool Flop

19th June 2015, 08:23:55

Scott Heppell/AP Fabio Borini's agent is in talks with the players boyhood club.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could be set to make a return to Italian football with the club he began his career as a trainee with, as Bologna hold talks with their former employee.

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Young English International On Verge Of Liverpool Move

18th June 2015, 12:29:21

Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport Joe Gomez is set for a medical on Friday.

Charlton Athletic's 18-year-old defender Joe Gomez is poised to become Liverpool's fourth signing of the summer after a £3.5 million fee was agreed between the clubs.

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Liverpool Defender 'Rejects Inter Milan In Favour Of New Contract'

18th June 2015, 11:36:48

Jon Super/AP/Press Association Images Brendan Rodgers breathes a huge sigh of relief...

Martin Skrtel has committed his future to Liverpool after rejecting a move to Inter Milan.

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Liverpool Defender On Verge Of Exit

18th June 2015, 09:51:00

Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport Coates looks set for Wearside...

Sebastian Coates looks set to make his loan at Sunderland permanent for around £4 million.

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Raheem Sterling Second Man City Bid Rejected

18th June 2015, 00:46:47

Peter Byrne/PA Wire Sky Blues may need to pay as much as £50 million to secure the winger's services.

Manchester City will have to try even harder if they want to see Raheem Sterling in sky blue next season, after Liverpool rejected a second bid for the unsettled winger.

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Manchester City's James Milner Set To Hold Talks With Reds

2nd June 2015, 09:08:24

David Davies/PA Wire The Reds are closing in on their primary transfer target - and on a free transfer.

Liverpool are set to hold talks with Manchester City midfielder James Milner as the Reds attempt to lure the England international away from the Etihad on a free transfer.

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QPR Boss Wants To Keep Charlie Austin

22nd May 2015, 13:24:25

Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Newcastle United will face a fight to convince QPR to allow 17-goal Austin to leave.

Newcastle United will face a fight if they want to secure the signing of Charlie Austin this summer - with Queens Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey claiming he "hopes" to hold on to the striker.

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Magpies Forced To "Delay" Danny Ings Signing

20th May 2015, 08:53:30

Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport The Burnley ace is a target for the Magpies - but only if they remain in the Premier League.

Newcastle United have been forced to delay their transfer plans, including an ambitious move for Burnley's Danny Ings, as they fight to maintain their Premier League status.

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Georginio Wijnaldum Gives Magpies And Liverpool Hope

19th May 2015, 13:14:26

Manu Fernandez/AP The 24-year-old goal-scoring midfielder has sent out a "come-and-get-me" plea.

Newcastle United and Liverpool have been sent what is effectively a "come-and-get-me" plea by Georginio Wijnaldum - with the Dutch midfielder admitting he could leave PSV Eindhoven this summer.

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Reds Eye £12m Jovetic

18th May 2015, 12:00:04

Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport Rodgers swooping in for misfiring City forward.

After a somewhat disastrous campaign, The Reds are already preparing for life without talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard with a £12m move for Manchester City outcast, Stevan Jovetic, according to The Mirror. The Montenegrin international has only featured 39 times for City over the course of an injury-ravaged two seasons, scoring 11 goals, and holds a decent career total of 74 strikes in 227 outings. LA Galaxy-bound Gerrard is all too aware of Jovetic’s quality after the forward dazzled in a 2009 Champions League victory over Liverpool, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win for previous club, Fiorentina. Gerrard, speaking in 2013, stated: “He (Jovetic) is a wonderful technician and a world-class player."

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Magpies Favourites To Land QPR's Charlie Austin

11th May 2015, 13:01:45

Nick Potts/PA Wire Newcastle United look set to beat Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to Austin's signature.

Queens Park Rangers have just had their relegation to the Championship confirmed - and already Newcastle United are looking to poach star striker Charlie Austin from the west Londoners, even before their own Premier League future is guaranteed.

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NUFC Must Target Jurgen Klopp Or Brendan Rodgers Believes Paul Merson

11th May 2015, 11:34:49

Richard Sellers/PA Wire Do Newcastle United really have the clout to target such managers?

Paul Merson usually spends the majority of his time slagging of Newcastle United - yet the former Arsenal forward is now encouraging the club to "show ambition" by trying to sign a big-name head coach such as Jurgen Klopp or Brendan Rodgers.

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