With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Liverpool interest in Wesley Sneijder is denied.
Liverpool have no interest in signing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder but managing director Ian Ayre insists the club working hard to make further additions to the squad, according to Sky Sports News.
The report claims that Sneijder is set to leave Inter Milan after refusing to take a pay cut to stay at the club and Galatasaray have already agreed a deal with the Italians for the 28-year-old – who hasn’t started a game in over 3 months.
The Mirror claimed over the weekend that Liverpool were set to hijack the Turkish giants move for the Dutch play-maker. However, that report seems to be wide of the mark with Sky Sports understanding the Merseysiders have no interest in bringing Sneijder to Anfield.
It appears that money isn’t the reason for this, with managing director Ian Ayre telling Sky Sports the club have the finances in place to make further signings and are working hard to secure Brendan Rodgers targets:
“It is about who Brendan has got his designs on. What he wants, we will always say the same thing, if we find the right deals for the right players we will get it done.
“Everyone who operates in January knows it is always a difficult window, but we will do what we can. We have got targets in sight and if we can resolve those great, if not then we will move onto summer and do what we need to do.
“We don’t have any issues with finances, it is about doing what is best in the long-term interests of the football club, always,”
“With the advent of financial fair play it means everyone should be running the club prudently and that does not mean not investing but investing wisely and at the right time, and we will always do that.” Ayre told Sky Sports
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Liverpool currently sit eight in the Premier League table and fell 24 points off leaders Manchester United after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford. However, a top-four finish remains a realistic target if the Reds can put together a run of victories during the second half of the season and a few more signings this month would help Rodgers squad push for a place in the Champions League next year.
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