De Vries in, Spearing out at Liverpool?

Wolves keeper Dorus De Vries

Liverpool are preparing a bid for Wolves keeper Dorus De Vries

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to sign Wolves keeper Dorus De Vries as an understudy to Pepe Reina, according to The Mirror. 

The Liverpool boss is understood to be preparing a £700,000 bid for the Dutchman, who played under Rodgers during his successful Championship promotion campaign with Swansea.

Rodgers is looking for a long-term replacement for Pepe Reina, who struggled for form last season, and was partially to blame for Manchester City’s first goal during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Birmingham keeper Jack Butland has also been linked with a move to Merseyside this summer, having impressed for Team GB at the Olympics.

However, it appears 31-year-old De Vries is viewed as a cheaper alternative, and Rodgers is hopeful a deal can be agreed with Wolves before Friday’s deadline.

Meanwhile, one player who looks to be heading out of Anfield is midfielder Jay Spearing, with Bolton understood to be preparing a £2.5 million bid. Promotion rivals Wolves are also in the hunt for his signature and are thought to be prepared to offer a higher transfer fee for the 23-year-old.

Owen Coyle has held talks with Liverpool’s home-grown midfielder, who is tempted by the opportunity of first team football at the Reebok.

Spearing is deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield following the summer arrivals of Joe Allen and Nuri Sahin.