Liverpool transfer news: £14m Ezequiel Lavezzi deal still on; Lars Stindl warning; Gignac could replace Ricky Lambert

The latest talk surrounding Anfield on transfer deadline day

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Liverpool have been issued a hands-off warning over Lars Stindl. With Steven Gerrard set to leave for the MLS at the end of the season the Reds are on the hunt for a replacement. Apparently Stindl is an option but his current club Hannover have told them to forget about it. The Bundesliga club's president Martin Kind told Bild: "In any eventuality, we will not let him go this winter".

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Brendan Rodgers has stated that he's not expecting any business at Anfield before the deadline however Ezequiel Lavezzi continues to be linked with a move to Mersyside. PSG manager Laurent Blanc is more than happy to let the Argentina international move on and would accept around £14m for the winger. Among those that were thought to be interested were Napoli, but the Serie A side's sporting director Riccardo Bigon has played down their interest and with it boosted Liverpool's chances of securing a deal.


Rickie Lambert continues to be linked with a move away from Anfield today and it's suggested by the Daily Star that it could happen with Andre-Pierre Gignac coming in to replace him. The France international has been in sensational form this season with 14 goals in 23 appearances for Marseille, leading to speculation the 29-year-old could move on. Arsenal are also reportedly keen on the the striker.


A last minute move for Asier Illarramendi could still be on. It was reported yesterday that Rodgers was going to seek the advice of former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso before an £18m offer is made for the Real Madrid midfielder. Rodgers is keen on bringing the 24-year-old to Anfield but wants the view of his former team-mate before firming up that interest according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.