With the World Cup edging ever closer and scouts everywhere on the look out for new talent, the transfer rumours are coming thick and fast in the football world.
Each of the top teams in the Premier League are looking to bring in new signings this transfer window.
Liverpool were the first side to make a splash with their recent signing of striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton for £4 million. Brendan Rodgers will want to continue to strengthen his side as they prepare for Champions League football next season. The Anfield club are in the news today with speculation about a possible new arrival and a potential high-profile departure.
Here is a roundup of those stories and more of the biggest transfer rumours making the rounds today.
Luis Suarez to Real Madrid
Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting that Real Madrid are preparing a bid for Liverpool star Luis Suarez. Suarez is coming off a superb season in which he earned Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer honours. The Uruguay striker is reportedly top of President Florentino Pérez’s summer transfer list. It will take a hefty price tag for Liverpool to let him leave.
Frank Lampard to the MLS
Online Bookmaker Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Frank Lampard. Ever since Lampard announced his decision to leave Chelsea he has been heavily linked with a switch to the MLS. The 35-year-old spent thirteen seasons with the London club but is now in search of a new challenge. He looks likely to end his playing career in the United States.
Cesc Fabregas leaving
The future of Cesc Fabregas is looking increasingly likely to lie away from Barcelona. Fabregas has found it difficult breaking into the Catalan side since signing for £35 million three summers ago. The former Arsenal captain has been heavily linked with a return to England with both Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly interested.
Eden Hazard staying put
Despite consistent reports in the French press of interest from Paris St-Germain, there has been the clearest indication yet that Eden Hazard will be staying at Chelsea. Hazard will be given the number 10 jersey next season. He told the Chelsea website: “I hope it brings me a lot of luck in the future and I look forward to the fans seeing me in it next season.”
Liverpool want Moreno
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Liverpool have been told by Sevilla to increase their offer for Alberto Moreno. The highly rated left-back would provide cover in a much needed position for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Moreno is 21 years old and would reportedly cost between £14-16 million.
Podge O’ Halloran, Pundit Arena.