Liverpool set to cash in to raise transfer funds

Liverpool are considering selling Daniel Agger to Manchester City to free up funds to purchase other players, Sky Sports claim.

The Denmark international was left out of the Anfield club’s matchday squad for the Europa League qualifier last week against FC Gomel in Belarus, sparking speculation that the defender could be on his way out of Merseyside.

Roberto Mancini is in the market for a new centre-back to bolster his options at the back, and wants competition for Joleon Lescott and Vincent Kompany.

It is believed that City have had two bids rebuffed by Brendan Rodgers’ men for the Scandinavian star but are planning a third offer this week.

Liverpool are ready to cash in on Agger if the Premier League champions increase their offer to £20 million, which would allow Rodgers to strengthen in other areas.

Meanwhile, another man on his way out of Liverpool is Craig Bellamy, with Sky Sports claiming that Cardiff are on the verge of completing a deal for the veteran attacker.

The Welsh forward played for Team GB this summer at the Olympics, but as Rodgers looks to revamp his Reds squad Bellamy is thought to be a fringe player in the Northern Irish manager’s thoughts and could return to his homeland.

By Gareth McKnight