The Italian press is today quite active with regards to rumours connected to Liverpool Football Club.
It is being rumoured that Kenny Dalglish has thrown his glace towards Philippe Coutinho Correia aka Coutinho. The Brazilian 19 year old attacking midfielder seems to have fallen out of favour since being brought to Inter just before Rafa too over. Since then, managerial changes (Rafa, Leonardo, Gasperini and now Ranieri) has seen the Brazilian rising talent marginalized. The Italians claim we could go for him in January with a loan and purchase option.
The Italians, quoting The Mirror, claim the Reds are in for a young swiss midfielder. Fifteen year old Nicholas Hunziker seems to be on his way to Merseyside as apparently the Reds have agree terms with Basel. Can we get Michelle Hunziker too in that deal?????
Reds target Christian Eriksen has apparently said he would not consider a move to Man City claiming ‘At Man City I would be on the bench. Why should I go there?’ The Ajax attacking midfielder and Danish International, barely 19 years old, is one to look out for as apparently even AC Milan are keeping tabs on him.
Another bit of news coming out of Italy is that the Reds has shown a serious interest in 23 year old Osvaldo Nicolás Fabián Gaitán currently plying his trade at Benfica. The argentinian Boca Juniors product has already played for the senior national team 6 times. Not sure if we need another midfielder but he does enter into the 25-and-below purchase policy. Man Utd seem to have shown a similar interest. Benfica must rate the player highly since the release clause here is Euro 45 million…….!
Italian gossip specialists’ claims that Eden Hazard has expressed his wish to move to Serie A giants Internazionale should he decide to leave Lille. This would be a huge disappointed to many Liverpool fans who assumed that the Joe Cole deal had some sort of connection to the Belgian’s future destination. Nothing is set in stone, and should Liverpool qualify for Champions League football, then perhaps Joe Cole might be the pawn that could push Hazard north to Liverpool.
Finally, it has emerged that ex-Red Soto Kyrgiakos could be well on the way out of Wolfsburg as early as January as it seems he is surplus to Felix Magath’s requirements.
Being also an attentive observer of Italian football, there is a decent contingent of quality players in Serie A that for some reason or other do not seem to make the first eleven and in some cases are simply not in their Manager’s good books. Players like Milos Krasic, Fabio Quagliarella, Amauri, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Luca Toni and a certain Alessandor del Piero. Could we consider getting someone on loan with an option to buy? All quality players, but some are already on the over-30 mark….!!! Personally I’d go for Keisuke Honda because he is excentric, he is unpredictable, and apart from being damn good he would also open the Japanese market wide open for the Reds