Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Open Talks Over £8m Signing But Miss Out On Ajax Ace

By on May 12, 2013

With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Liverpool are in talks to sign a new left back but look set to miss out on Toby Alderweireld.

Digne talks

First up and the Mirror are reporting that Liverpool have opened talks with Lille over the signing of £8m-rated left back Lucas Digne – who’s been lined-up as a long-term replacement for Jose Enrique.

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The 19-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising young defenders in France after breaking into the Lille first team and after representing France at under-19 level, he’s been tipped for a senior call-up soon.

The Mirror suggest that Man Utd, Man City and Ajax are among the clubs who’ve been tracking Digne, but it seems Liverpool have stolen a march on their rivals after opening talks with the Ligue 1 outfit, with Brendan Rodgers said to be keen to tie up a deal swiftly.

Reds miss out on Alderweireld

Next up and talkSPORT are reporting that Liverpool have missed out on the signing of Toby Alderweireld with the Ajax defender set to sign for Italian outfit Roma.

The report suggests that Liverpool and Premier League rivals Tottenham were among the clubs interested in signing the Belgian international after he made it clear he wanted to leave Ajax this summer, and Brendan Rodgers was believed to be extremely keen on speaking with the talented centre-back about a potential move to Anfield.

However, it appears the Reds have missed out with Alderweireld all set for a move to Italy with Roma understood to be on the verge of sealing a deal for the 24-year-old.

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So there’s your latest digest of Liverpool transfer rumours. What do you make of these reports? Would LFC fans like to see Digne sign for the club? Or did you have more established names in mind? Get involved in the comments section.

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