Chelsea To Hijack Liverpool’s Move For Highly-Rated Defender?

By on July 8, 2013

With the summer transfer window now 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, Chelsea are linked with Liverpool target Tiago Ilori.

Chelsea are weighing-up a move for highly-rated Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Llori who’s already attracted two bids from Liverpool this summer, according to the Mirror.

The report claims the Reds have been deep in negotiations with Lisbon for weeks over the defenders signature but have so far seen two formal offers knocked-back with the Portuguese outfit holding out for around £8.5m for the youngster.

While the club have already brought in experienced defender Kolo Toure this summer, Brendan Rodgers is keen to find a long-term replacement for the retired Jamie Carragher and Llori appears to be the Northern Irishman’s number one target.

However, the Merseysiders could now face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea with the Mirror suggesting new boss Jose Mourinho is also a huge admirer of Llori’s and is lining-up an offer of his own for the 20-year-old.

While the Blues may have more financial clout, one thing that could go in Liverpool’s favour is the fact that they would be able to offer the youngster more first team opportunities, with the report suggesting Llori is keen to make a move to a club that will offer him regular action.

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3 Comments

  1. joe

    July 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    hate that term ”northern irishman” he is Irish , dont apply a political spin…..Island of Ireland = Irish …idiots

  2. Danno

    July 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I agree Chelsea will hijack the deal,just like Dormund hijacked the MKHITARYAN deal.Its because we have an IDIOT MD in Ian ayre ( Who couldn’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag ) And an owner who only wants to buy B TEAM players on low wages,and get rid of are class players in Suarez Reina Skrtel because there high wages.We have just got Milions in sponsorship,but we have to sell before buying ;-( FSG are taking the piss out of us fans…

  3. stanredeye

    July 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    if we are buying B team players…. why are Chelsea after him, why did Brussia Dortmand buy HM from Doneske for 25,5m and there are others, we NEED champions league and the young guns we have, in maybe one or two years will give us that, BE PATIENT it will workout.

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