Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking pretty pleased this evening, with reports suggesting Adam Lallana has passed his medical at Anfield ahead of a £25million move.
The England international is set to become Brendan Rodgers third major signing of the summer, following Rickie Lambert and Emre Can to Anfield, with his arrival set to take the Reds spending to £39million so far.
Once again the major transfer story surrounding Anfield this summer concerns Luis Suarez, who is still said to be interesting Barcelona, despite his four month ban for a bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Reds fans seem to be split on whether they would be willing to give up on a striker who scored 31 goals last season, but once having completed his latest ban, will have missed 33 games for the club due to suspension since his arrival in January 2011.
A lot would depend on who Brendan Rodgers could bring in as a replacement, with Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Xherdamn Shaqiri of Bayern Munich seeming popular choices.
Those two are the latest big names to be linked with a summer switch to Anfield, however the list has been as long as you would expect for a team making a return to the Champions League.
With this in mind, we have identified five players that have been linked with a move to Anfield this summer that was never really on the cards.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!