There are indications Liverpool will make an offer for Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses if they fail to sign Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Reds' boss Brendan Rodgers is a huge admirer of Sigurdsson and has worked with him at Reading and Swansea City. The former Swans' coach said he would try his best to sign the 22 year old, if he were available. However, the Merseyside club faces tough competition from rivals Tottenham, who have reportedly offered the Hoffenheim player a higher wage packet to make the switch to north London.
The Sun reports that if the deal for the Icelandic international falls through, Rodgers will turn his attention to the highly-rated Moses, who is also a target for Chelsea. The Nigerian international was the subject of an unspecified bid from the European champions, which was rejected because it was too low.
Moses, who has only a year left on his contract with the Latics, played a key role in the club's successful battle against relegation last season. The 21 year old has been linked with a move to a host of clubs this summer and Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, the Daily Mail reports, will want a fee of at least £8mn for his star player. Meanwhile, The Sun's report also claims that Barcelona utility man Seydou Keita has turned down a move to the Reds and another report by the newspaper quotes Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel dismissing a move to Manchester City. City manager Roberto Mancini is keen to bolster his defence ahead of next season and the Reds' centre back, along with Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini, the Mirror suggests, are his top targets.
Skrtel is yet to commit his long term future to Anfield but insists there have been no contacts from elsewhere and is convinced the next campaign will be a good one for Liverpool.
"In the press there have been rumours about my future. I would like to say that so far I have not received any specific offers and I have not been in talks with any club. I'm looking forward to the new season very much and believe we will be well prepared for it and it will be better than the last one," Sky Sports quoted the Slovakian as saying.