Liverpool Transfer News: Barca Eye Anfield Raid | Reds Make Ben Arfa Approach

By on July 19, 2013

Daniel Agger

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 Liverpool transfer rumours. Today, Barcelona are ready to renew their interest in Daniel Agger while Liverpool have made an approach for Hatem Ben Arfa.

Barca want Agger

First up and the Express are reporting that Barcelona have set their sights on Liverpool defender Daniel Agger after their first choice target Thiago Silva insisted he was staying at PSG.

The Catalans are keen to add to their defensive options this summer and have been heavily linked with Brazilian stopper Silva. However, the 28-year-old has dismissed speculation that he’s set for a move after insisting he’ll still be at PSG next season:

“Rumours? I have a four-year contract with Paris St Germain and I will respect this.

“The season will start as the last one ended. I’ll wear the jersey of Paris.” Silva is quoted as saying by the Express

The Express claim this snub has seen the La Liga champions turn their attention back to Agger with boss Tito Vilanova feeling the Danish international has the technical ability to fit in well with the Barcelona style of play.

Liverpool will do all they can to hang on to the 28-year-old but the newspaper suggests the Spaniard’s will test their resolve with an offer in the region of £16m this summer.

Rodgers eyes Ben Arfa

Next up and according to French newspaper L’Equipe, Liverpool have approached Newcastle United over the availability of attacker Hatem Ben Arfa.

The Reds have been linked with the French winger in the past and it seems they’ve renewed their interest with the report claiming that Brendan Rodgers has made contact with the Geordies earlier this week to see if a deal could be done for the 26-year-old this summer.

Ben Arfa has seen his progress at St James Park hampered by a series of injuries and he only made 6 Premier League starts last season, although he did manage to score 4 goals and provide 2 assists in his 16 appearances.

The former Lyon and Marseille winger still has two years to run on his current deal at Newcastle and it remains to be seen whether they’ll be persuaded to cash in this summer.

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So there’s another dose of transfer news. Would Liverpool fans be disappointed if Agger was sold this summer? Would you like Ben Arfa?  Get involved in the comments section below.

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4 Comments

  1. Sulaimon

    July 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I would like barca going for agger than any other defenders

  2. Sadiq

    July 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Sulaimon keep your mouth short and tink somewhere cause that dude is not for sale. Barca should go for chicko flores of swansea

  3. Agboola sunday

    July 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Agger is not for sell. Agger is our key player. So is better now for barca to go an find another defender. And let buy exprience player that can take us to champon league, will dont need a avrage player. So will can on for Ben Afa is a good player, but what the fans need this season is Top Four

    • cbrett13

      July 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Your not getting a top 4 this season either all the other premier league team’s are improving much quicker Liverpool needs to sign some class young players which they can develop.

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