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Is Liverpool’s inactivity a diversion for Real Madrid move?

| 02.02.2015

Having splurged the bounty from selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona on a host of widely-recognised flops, Liverpool claim that they won’t be looking to remedy the problem on transfer deadline day.

A number of reports indicate that the Reds expect nobody to either join or leave the club on the country’s favourite 24 hours for speculation, but that could all just be a clever PR rouse.

Rickie Lambert, as we’ve already reported, is wanted by both Hull and West Brom, while the 5/1-rated top four outfit are linked with moves for Ezequiel Lavezzi and Andre-Pierre Gignac to replace the former Southampton striker.

However it’s a rumour in the Independent that is the most intriguing for fans of the Anfield club, with the paper reporting that Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a move for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi.

Asier-2-2-15Having started just eight games for the La Liga giants, the Northern Irishman is considering offering £18m for the Spanish youngster to take up a more permanent role in the Reds’ starting midfield.

However the former Swansea tactician wishes to canvass the opinion of former Liverpool stalwart Xabi Alonso before making any moves for the midfielder.

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Matt Wiggins

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