Liverpool FC latest: news, gossip & transfer rumours roundup
As if the two-month Nuri Sahin soap opera wasn’t enough to bore readers to tears, Arsenal and Liverpool will go toe-to-toe again in the January transfer window to bring in Fulham’s forgotten defensive giant Brede Hangleland, who is itching for a move away from Craven Cottage.
Both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers are keeping ‘em peeled to see if Hangleland remains stubborn and refuses to sign a new contract at Fulham, as he makes for an attractive transfer prospect on a free at the end of the season.
It will come as no surprise that Hangleland is weighing up his options, now entering the latter stages of his playing career the Norweigen international will want to test himself at the highest level and challenge for European trophies, a goal which Fulham are not currently on target to meet.
Hangeland joined under Roy Hodgson’s regime for a measly £1m, Fulham will rather ask for a fee in the region of £10m than lose the 31-year-old for nothing.
Since then, he has proved himself to be reliable, strong and consistent – three traits Arsene Wenger is still keen on imprinting on his back four at Arsenal.
A question mark still hangs over the head of Brendan Rodgers who has not got off to the best of starts this season, even mesmerising performances for Rhaheem Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey have not been enough to defeat the likes of Arsenal and Udinese.
One thing’s for sure, if he is asked to leave before the season is out, the board will not turn to long-time potential replacement Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund.
The German wizard says he no longer dreams of managing in the Premier League, despite being linked with the Anfield club, reports Sky Sports.
Klopp, 45, has produced a well-disciplined side in Dortmund, winning the Bundesliga title for the past two seasons, his latest achievement tearing apart the Manchester City side midweek in a thrilling draw.