Transfer Talk: Liverpool Target Roberto Soldado

With Luis Suárez intent on leaving Anfield, Liverpool are still on the lookout for a new figurehead and could return to Spain again, with Valencia's Roberto Soldado emerging as a potential target.

Brendan Rodgers has brought in Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto from the Primera Liga already this summer, but Soldado is, at 28, a more established Spaniard.

The financial crisis in Spain makes a sale feasible, especially since Soldado is at the peak of his career and at risk of going stagnant at Valencia. Tottenham have had an initial bid of £17 million rejected, according to the Star.

Soldado means "soldier"

As for Suárez, he is still hopeful Arsenal will increase their offer up to £40m, say the Express. The Uruguayan has linked up with Liverpool in Australia, and considering his quotes about the British media, choosing to remain in England will only intensify Scousers' hatred.

The Telegraph add the Reds' top scorer last season will discuss his future with Brendan Rodgers in Melbourne. The lucky man.

Across Stanley Park, and it's looking ominous for Everton fans' favourite Nikica Jelavić. Productive and prolific between January and May 2012, he experienced a terrible 2012-13 and is apparently wanted by Hamburg.

Arouna Koné's arrival at Goodison Park has elevated him to first-choice striker under Roberto Martínez, so They say. They talk a lot, don't They?

Finally, West Ham United are keen to bring back Super Scottie Parker back to the Boleyn Ground, but only if their wage bill allows it, write the Mail.

Spurs boast Sandro, Mousa Dembélé and now Paulinho in what is a potentially excellent midfield three, and Parker, slow and laboured Parker, is surplus to requirements.

Popular in the Community