Dutch international Dirk Kuyt has today been quoted in The Daily Mirror as saying that his future does not lie at his former side Feyenoord, but he is looking at other top European clubs. This comes after a season in which the Liverpool attacker only contributed 5 goals and featured 35 times in all competitions for the Merseyside team, a large cut down on his previous five seasons.
It is unclear who the other clubs that are interested in the 32-year-old are, however he suggests the interest is coming from England, Germany, Spain and Italy. Kuyt is no stranger to transfer speculation, last year he was linked with a big money move to Serie A side Inter Milan, but that failed move to materialize.
Manchester City will begin to spend money in order to stand the best chance of retaining their newly acquired Premier League title and the Daily Mail reports that Athletic Bilbao’s Javi Martinez is on the radar.
Martinez usually operates as a defensive midfielder for the La Liga side though according to the Daily Mail, City are keen to link him up with Vincent Kompany in the heart of defence, somewhere that he can also play. The 23-year-old has impressed in his sides recent Europa League and is thought to have attracted interest from a host of European clubs.
The Spanish International will not come cheap, with a fee of around £25million being suggested it could see City pull out of the deal to sign Eden Hazard.