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Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Move For £7.5m Dempsey

New Liverpool manager Brenden Rodgers is ready to launch a £7.5m bid to sign Fulham star Clint Dempsey and wants to conclude the deal by the end of the week

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Liverpool are linked with a move for Clint Dempsey.

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New Liverpool manager Brenden Rodgers is ready to launch a £7.5m bid to sign Fulham star Clint Dempsey, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that Rodgers has identified the forward as his first major signing at Anfield and is keen to tie up the deal before the club leave for their pre-season tour of the USA next week.

Dempsey was Fulham’s stand out performer last season, scoring 23 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions for the Cottagers. That form has attracted interest from several clubs and with just 12 months left on his contract, the Londoners are ready to cash-in to raise funds for Martin Jol to use to strengthen his squad this summer.

The 29-year-old has made it clear he’d like a move to test himself at the highest level at this stage of his career, but would find it difficult to turn down Liverpool despite the lack of champions league football on offer next term.

The Mirror also claim that a ‘source’ close to Dempsey has suggested a deal could be pushed through as early as Wednesday, and that Fulham may be open to the idea of accepting a Liverpool fringe player as part of an exchange deal.

Football Talk Verdict

Despite not fitting the remit of a youngster who can increase in value that the Red are ideally looking for, Dempsey would be an excellent signing for Liverpool. He has bags of Premier League experience and has that fighting spirit that Rodgers wants in his squad.

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Fulham seemed resigned to losing him this summer as it’s unlikely he’ll sign a contract extension, so a move looks likely. But is Dempsey the ‘exciting’ signing Rodgers eluded to on Monday?

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