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On the traditional first day of the summer window in the Premier League, the deal that will see Nathaniel Clyne depart Southampton for Liverpool is officially done.

Liverpool get their man for a reported £10m with an additional £2.5m in incentives that could be paid to the Saints based on the right back's performance. With Glen Johnson having moved on after his contract expired, the starting gig has virtually no competition for the new signing, and fantasy managers should count on seeing his name on Brendan Rodgers' first XI of the season. It shouldn't take long for Clyne to adapt to his new surroundings either - he has former teammates Adam Lallana, Ricky Lambert and Dejan Lovren to welcome him in.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 1 - 7:53 AM

Nathaniel Clyne has been pictured leaving a Merseyside hospital as his move to Liverpool is close to being completed in a deal said to be worth around $16 million with a further $4 million in add-ons.

Clyne will become the sixth signing of the window joining Milner, Bogdan, Firmino, Gomez and Ings as Brendan Rodgers revamps his squad in an attempt to challenge for domestic honours. Clyne has been pivotal during his time at St Marys’ and started all but 3 BPL games last season but having entered the final year of his contract Southampton could not risk losing their England international for nothing after the player refused a new and improved $70k per week offer. His arrival is likely to mean Emre Can is moved centrally possibly in a holding midfield role although the versatile German under-21 is capable of playing in a number of positions.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 29 - 12:44 PM

Liverpool are in position to secure the transfer of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton for a fee of £12.5m.

Clyne has been linked to an Anfield move before the summer even began and now the deal is looking imminent. The Reds sent an initial 10m offer only to have it countered with a 15m demand by the Saints. The proposed 12.5m deal would appear to be the result of a good old-fashioned compromise. With Soton already prepared for Clyne's loss by signing Cedric last week, Ronald Koeman's side hopes to not skip a beat without Clyne the same way the addition of Ryan Bertrand did so after the club sold off Luke Shaw. Meanwhile, Clyne will have plenty of fantasy buzz heading into next season with his new club.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 25 - 12:10 PM

Chelsea are one of a number of teams interested in Raheem Sterling but will not meet Liverpool's valuation of Sterling, which stands at £50m.

Sterling is a very sought after player at the moment so we won't be surprised if someone pays £50m for him, and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea budge on their self-imposed limit. Sterling is a great player and is only 20 years of age, so a £50m valuation is not out of the question considering he is only bound to improve from here on out. He has the potential to be one of the top 5 or 10 players in the league within the next few years and any team that gets him will be making a move in the right direction.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 24 - 10:06 AM

Brendan Rodgers continues to strengthen his Liverpool squad making Hoffenheim striker Firmino his fifth signing of the summer.

Firmino will complete the formalities following his involvement in the Copa America for a fee believed to be in the region of $46 million and his arrival is expected to trigger a number of outgoing sales. Having drafted Danny Ings from Burnley - Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini could have played their last game for the Reds while Man City are still trying to negotiate a deal for Raheem Sterling. Steven Gerrard bid farewell to the BPL last season and with Glen Johnson plus Brad Jones being released the Liverpool squad will have a new look as James Milner and Adam Bogdan come in to help mount a title challenge. England under-19 defender Joe Gomez could return to Charlton as part of a season long loan deal.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 24 - 4:08 AM

Napoli have announced the signing of Pepe Reina approximately one year after he left the Italian club for a move to Bayern Munich.

Reina didn't play much last season after moving to Bayern knowing full well that he'd be Manuel Neuer's deputy. Apparently a year on the bench, even one that came with a champions medal from the Bundesliga and a long run in the Champions League, was enough to make Reina long for a starting spot a little farther down the table in Italy. Reina played for Napoli on loan for a season from Liverpool before his time at Bayern and returns to the club despite his former Liverpool and Napoli manager, Rafa Benitez, having left for Real Madrid.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 23 - 4:32 PM

Emre Can, playing in his preferred holding midfield role, scored an equalizer as Germany managed to save total embarrassment by coming back to draw with Serbia in their Euro U21 opener.

Can had a rough first season at Liverpool playing largely out of position as a center back. He had his positive moments in the new position but struggled as the season drew to a close being sent off against Arsenal and playing very poorly against Stoke City in the final day drubbing. Restored to a holding midfield role with license to push forward, Can scored an impressive equalizer. Can will hope that a strong Euro tournament will catapult him to better things at Liverpool next season. Perhaps Brendan Rodgers will be watching and recognize what Can's best position really is.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 18 - 12:07 PM

Southampton have signed right-back Cedric Soares from Sporting CP.

The move was almost finished yesterday but it is now complete and officially announced by Southampton. The Portuguese right-back comes to Southampton on a four-year deal and is expected to be Nathaniel Clyne's replacement. Clyne is rumored to be leaving for Liverpool this summer and Southampton had to bring in a replacement for him. Soares is a solid right-back that is only 23 years old and can still improve at Southampton. He should be a very good fantasy defender and smart managers will draft him if he sneaks into the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Saints FC
Jun 18 - 10:29 AM

Southampton and Sporting Lisbon have agreed to terms that will see right back Cedric Soares arriving to St. Mary's for a fee in the region of £3.5m.

With rumors heavy that Nathaniel Clyne will be whisked away this summer, Southampton have already appeared to find their replacement. The 23 year old also has international experience with Portugal to go along with a club resume that includes winning the Portuguese Cup this past season. It is Ronald Koeman's second signing in as many days and should be on every fantasy manager's watchlist.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 17 - 2:43 PM

Philippe Coutinho missed Brazil’s opener against Peru in the Copa America after picking up an injury in training earlier this week.

Coutinho was expected to start having impressed during wins over Honduras and Mexico but the Liverpool play-maker was sent for a scan to ascertain the extent of his thigh injury. Although the results of those tests have not been revealed his injury is not thought to be serious and Brazil coach Dunga has no plans on cutting his 23-man squad. It took an injury-time winner from Douglas to take all 3-pts against Peru with Neymar once again proving the saviour with a superb performance – goal plus an assist – while the BPL had representatives from Chelsea – Willian and Luis – with Fernandinho [Man City] also starting in midfield.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 15 - 4:12 AM

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Inter Milan on the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Kovacic had a great season with Inter Milan and was a highly wanted target for a number of European Clubs. He plays both as a central midfielder and an attacking midfielder but can also feature on the left if needed. Kovacic is part of the solution for Liverpool losing Steven Gerrard and he will provide some much needed passing and creativity to the squad next season. At 1.2 shots per match, Kovacic is not a high volume shooter but he did register 5 goals and 3 assists in 35 Serie A matches last season. He comes at a price of £16 million, which is a great price for a 21-year-old up-and-coming player.
Source: Telegraph
Jun 15 - 3:58 AM

Liverpool are set to make another bid for Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.

Southampton rejected a £10m bid for Clyne, who is likely worth quite more than that, and Liverpool will continue their pursuit of the player. Clyne is a solid right-back who can get up and attack, which on paper seems like a good fit for Liverpool. He is an England international who has plenty of experience in the Premier League and is young enough to be able to still improve, a great combination for any player. Expect his price to rise quickly. His fantasy value should be about the same regardless of whether he plays for Liverpool or Southampton next season.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 15 - 3:18 AM

Liverpool have agreed to terms with Bolton Wanderers for the transfer of keeper Adam Bogdan, and he will join the Reds on July 1.

Bogdan has been with Bolton since they themselves were last in the top flight back in the 2011-2012 season so the Premier League is nothing new to the Hungarian international. He looks to serve as the primary backup for Simon Mignolet, pushing Brad Jones and Danny Ward down the depth chart, if not pushing one or the other out of Anfield entirely. He carries no fantasy relevance unless Mignolet misses time to injury.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 14 - 9:47 AM

Raheem Sterling should be aware that The Etihad hasn’t been the happiest of hunting grounds for Englishmen in recent years…

On the face of it, Raheem Sterling ticks all the boxes for Man City this summer. He is young, English, has proved himself in the BPL and wants to play in the Champions League. But then so did Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair and Richard Wright. Sterling will be the first Englishman since the three mentioned to pass through the revolving door at City back in the summer of 2012. Rodwell arrived from Everton for £12 million, played seven times and joined Sunderland last summer. Sinclair cost £4 million less but managed five matches less before being shipped out to Aston Villa in January. Goalkeeper Wright joined on a free transfer after brief spells at Sheffield United, Ipswich (his third) and Preston. He is yet to make an appearance, but has been retained for another year as back up to Joe Hart and Willy Caballero. Raheem will hope he is not sat next to him all season.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 14 - 7:17 AM

Liverpool have told Man City to double their £25 million bid for unsettled winger Raheem Sterling

Liverpool’s valuation of Raheem Sterling has dropped from ‘not available at any price’ a month ago, to £60 million last week and now down to £50 million. With the final figure likely to settle at somewhere between that and the £25 million currently on the table from City. Liverpool would resist any deal with bitter rivals Man United and Arsenal already have a surplus of lightweight attacking midfielders, so Chelsea are the only real competition City face for Sterling’s signature (in the PL, at least). Plus, Joe Hart is currently the only Englishman in the first-team squad and has been quoted as saying that UEFA’s home-grown rules means bringing in English players is ‘top of the list’ at City, following the departure of Milner and Lampard.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Jun 12 - 5:25 AM



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