Liverpool keeping tabs on Castaignos future

Liverpool are considering a move for Inter’s 19-year-old striker Luc Castaignos.

The player only moved to the Milan side a year ago from Feyenoord in a 3m Euro deal, but is already being linked with an exit.

He told Sky Italia: “Inter wants to loan me to an Italian club or sell me, I told them that I don’t want to play anywhere else in Italy but at Inter.

“I came to Italy to wear the Nerazzurri colours and not play for any other club. Now I must go and Inter will help me find a club.

I am saddened, I cannot deny it, I am disappointed not to have shown my worth, but this is football.”

The player has been linked with Liverpool on numerous occassions in the past 6 months, and it remains to be seen if the player fits the bill for new manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool look to Sturridge to replace kop favourite Kuyt

Dirk Kuyt’s decision to move to Fenerbache in search of a new challenge has left Liverpool short of options in the attacking third. New manager Brendan Rodgers sees the Chelsea and England forward as the ideal replacement.

A key component of Andre Villas Boas’ team, Sturridge put in impressive displays, which earned him his two England caps to date. Under Di Matteo however, Sturridge has found his playing opportunities limited as Chelsea returned to the old guard to win the FA Cup and the Champions League. The signing of Eden Hazard and Hulk’s proposed move will push Sturridge further down the pecking order.

According to the Daily Star, Liverpool face a £15 million tug of war with former club and premier league champions Man City, as manager Mancini is keen to bring him back to Manchester.

 

No Lille return for Joe Cole

After impressing during his year long spell at Lille, Joe Cole has been linked with a return to France,though current boss Rudi Garcia has admitted he wont be back according to The Metro.

The 30-year-old netted four times in 27 appearances and has spoken of his enjoyment of his loan spell after failing to settle in the Liverpool side under Kenny Dalglish but with Brendan Rodgers appointment there is hope for Cole’s Merseyside career.

‘Joe Cole will stay at Liverpool, The new staff have decided to keep him. We will remember him very fondly as a player but also as a man’ Rudi Garcia said who had previously spoken of his desire to retain the England star.