Kenny Dalglish is desperate to complete the signing of at least one more player before the closing of the transfer window next week, and it is Wolves striker Kevin Doyle who is reported to be top of his wish list.
Doyle joined Wolves back in 2009, and his highly successful spell with the club at caught the attention of a number of top European sides. Dalglish is reported to be keen on luring the centre forward to Anfield before his rivals can make an offer, and is preparing to launch an offer of around £11m in the coming days for the Irishman.
In just 60 league appearances at Wolves, Doyle has bagged himself 14 league goals and put in numerous man of the match performances at Molineux. Manager Mick McCarthy has expressed his intention to keep Doyle at the club despite a reported array of interest from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and even Juventus. McCarthy claimed that allowing Doyle to leave the club would be devastating for the players and fans, and could severely harm their chances of remaining in the top flight of English football, after narrowly escaping the drop back in May.
However, as we all know by now, money does talk in football and Dalglish will be hoping to blow his competitors out of the water with an offer exceeding £10m. The Liverpool boss will also be hoping this kind of fee will be enough to persuade the Wolves manager to part ways with one of his key players. Doyle has proved his ability in the Premier League and would undoubtedly relish the opportunity to play for a club like Liverpool.
With Carroll still to prove his worth to the Anfield faithful, first team opportunities on Merseyside are not necessarily out of the question. Thankfully the transfer window closes in just over a week, and so any ‘saga’ that might have developed a month or so ago will surely not now. Saying that, a lot can change in a week.
Keep up to date with all the latest transfer rumours @sixthofficial on Twitter!