Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is said to be planning a raid for Tottenham and England winger Aaron Lennon. The winger is said to be Liverpool's number one target after missing out on Ashley Young. Liverpool are prepared to pay the £20m they would have spent on Young to entice Tottenham to sell. The people claim that Tottenham may indeed sell Lennon to raise funds for a world class striker.
The people claim that Damien Comolli will explore the avenues of signing Lennon after he has tied up a deal for Aston Villa's Stewart Downing. Comolli, a former employee if Tottenham, is said to have a good relationship wit6h Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and is confident, if Liverpool offer a fair price, Levy will sell to Liverpool.
The People claim that Comolli believes Aaron Lennon may fancy a move back north where he started his career at Leeds. Comolli is confident that Aaron Lennon's market value is not above £20m and a pair price is being offered for a player that may become surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane. Dalglish is looking to inject a new attacking fluidity to his team and Lennon would an ideal signing.
According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool is in talks with French club Sochaux over the potential transfer of Algerian international Ryad Boudebouz. The attacking midfielder had an outstanding season in France helping the French club to fifth place finish and a spot in the Europa League. NESV, Liverpool's new owners, want to add youth to the squad, purchasing players who retain their sell on value. Boudebouz played in Algeria's World Cup campaign and has been highlighted as one of the top young talents in Europe.
With players being linked with Liverpool, it is inevitable that the club will be losing players. According to reports in the Sun, Liverpool is set to offload Portuguese midfielder, Raul Meireles. The midfielder played a crucial role in Liverpool's return to form in the second half of the season but the paper claims Liverpool feel he doesn't fit into the long term strategy of the club and are looking to cash. With the signing of Jordan Henderson and the imminent signing of Stewart Downing, it would appear that the midfielder's chances of playing regular first team football appear limited and Juventus and Inter have expressed a serious interest if Liverpool is willing to sell.