The Reds could be about to launch a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, if reports in the Daily Express are to be believed, as we attempt to beat out competition from Manchester United and Arsenal for the French international.
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According to the Express, Brendan Rodgers has moved Sissoko to the top of his wanted list this summer, with the 25-year-old seen as the perfect solution to our lack of options in midfield.
The Reds have been left short in the middle of the park following the departure of long-serving captain Steven Gerrard, and despite already adding James Milner to our ranks, Rodgers seems to want one more new signing.
Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield – although the Daily Mail has said that one definitely won’t be happening – and it seems that Sissoko could be our new number one target.
The former Toulouse man has two-and-a-half years of Premier League experience under his belt, during which he has made 94 appearances and scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Magpies, with his performances last season enough to help the North East giants narrowly avoid relegation.
PSV Eindhoven’s Georginio Wijnaldum is already lined up to be Sissoko’s replacement at St. James’ Park and, according to the Express, his signing will leave Sissoko free to move to Anfield.
Alternatively, Rodgers could renew his interest in Roma’s Miralem Pjanic or Paris Saint Germain’s former Newcastle playmaker Yohan Cabaye. However, with Pjanic likely to come with an extremely high price tag and Cabaye arguably past his peak as player, the Express believe that Sissoko is the favourite.
Pjanic, 25, scored six goals in all competitions last season as he masterminded his club to a second place finish in Serie A. Cabaye, 29, had to make do with a bit-part role as PSG once again won Ligue 1. He scored twice in 32 appearances.