As our headline suggests, James Rodriguez has been linked to Liverpool, but we very much doubt if our reported interest is genuine.
Sport360 suggest the Colombian has been offered to Jurgen Klopp, with Real Madrid looking to cash in on the talented playmaker due to Marcos Asensio and Isco now being ahead of him in the pecking order.
But Liverpool already have Coutinho and Adam Lallana, two attacking midfielders who already provide the guile and skill that Rodriguez would offer.
While the 25-year-old is a fine player, he’s simply not what we need and we cannot imagine Liverpool will even consider making a bid – despite him being available.
Instead, we’ll continue our pursuits of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita. Both players want to sign, but both clubs are adamant they won’t sell – meaning the sagas are likely to rumble on until the end of the window.