Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has his sights set on three more big name summer signings as he attempts to build a squad capable of challenging for the top four, reports the Sunday Mirror.
The club are hoping to clinch a £22million double signing from Dutch giants Ajax, with Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen emerging as the clubs prime transfer targets.
Rodgers is also eyeing a move for Chelsea full back Ryan Bertrand, who he believes he can tempt to Anfield having previously worked with the player at both Chelsea and Reading.
However the Eriksen deal currently looks the most likely, with Ajax manager Ronald De Boer admitting the club will not stand in the midfielder’s way should they receive a satisfactory offer for the £15million rated midfielder.
De Boer said: “I would want nothing more than having Christian with us for a few more years.
“But we realise that the interest in this kind of player is huge. And I can also understand that he wants to make another step in his career. I can’t stop him.”
“If Liverpool go back to really good possession play, it can be a success for Christian. But it does mean that their entire way of playing has to change. It is up to Christian what he wants. If he feels good going to Liverpool anyway, then it is up to him.”
Alderweireld meanwhile has rejected the chance to discuss personal terms with Norwich City after the club had a £7million offer accepted – leaving the door open for a move to Liverpool.
“I am keeping all my options open,” said Alderweireld. “I am not rushing out the door. The whole picture of my next club has to be perfect. With every offer I am receiving this summer, I look at the pros and cons. The total package of my next club has to be right for me.”
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