All the latest transfer news and speculation from Liverpool football club.
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:
Alberto Aquilani, undosclosed
Glen Johnson, undisclosed
Aaron King, undisclosed
Sotirios Kyrgiakos, undisclosed
Chris Mavinga, undisclosed
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:
Krisztian Nemeth, loan
Andras Simon, loan
Alvaro Arbeloa, undisclosed
Adam Hammill; undisclosed
Xabi Alonso, £30m
Astrit Ajdarevic, free
Paul Anderson, £250k
Charles Itandje, loan
Jack Hobbs, undisclosed
Sebastian Leto, undisclosed
Sami Hyypia, free
Jermaine Pennant, released
6 August: Arriving in a city famous for its left-wing, working-class culture, Alberto Aquilani will hope that one embarrassment in particular can be put behind him as quickly as possible. Last year Liverpool's new £20m signing admitted a grudging admiration for Italy's former fascist dictator Benito Mussolini which might yet take some explaining to his new fans.
5 August: While Alonso was completing his medical and signing a four-year contract at the Bernabeu, Liverpool were agreeing a fee for Roma's young midfield star Alberto Aquilani. The 25-year-old is currently heading to Merseyside and he will have a medical tomorrow.
5 August: Liverpool expect to close the deal for Roma's £17m midfielder Alberto Aquilani in the next week after finally agreeing to Xabi Alonso's £30m departure to Real Madrid yesterday. The contract for Aquiliani has been in place for some time and the move can now go ahead after weeks of brinkmanship over Alonso.
3 August: Manchester United and Liverpool are poised to go to war over Valencia hotshot David Villa. Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is determined to snap up Villa once Xabi Alonso completes his move to Real Madrid but he faces stiff competition from his fierce rival, Sir Alex Ferguson.
3 August: Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is keen for his future to be sorted out one way or the other as the long-running transfer saga regarding a possible move to Real Madrid continues to drag on. Alonso has been linked with Madrid for most of the summer but the Spanish giants have so far been unwilling to meet Liverpool's asking price for the Euro 2008 winner, which is believed to be in the region of £30m.
31 July: The Roma and Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani is Liverpool's primary target as the departure of Xabi Alonso became ever more inevitable yesterday. The Spanish midfielder raised the stakes in his battle to leave the club by formally requesting a transfer to Real Madrid, who have pursued him all summer.
31 July: Xabi Alonso's formal transfer request will bring to a head the summer-long saga over his football future. The Liverpool midfielder returned to training from a three-day break in his home city of San Sebastian yesterday to put his demand to leave Anfield in writing.
28 July: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims he is ready to walk away from deals this summer if asking prices remain high. Liverpool are reported to want £30m for Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso, substantially above Real's valuation.
28 July: Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa says he is close to sealing a transfer to Real Madrid even though the big-spending Spanish side seem more concerned with trimming their squad after an extravagant close-season spending spree.
24 July: The Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez is ready to intensify his interest in Valencia's David Silva, his negotiating position enhanced by the Spanish club's diminishing prospects of selling their other prime asset, David Villa.
23 July: Liverpool have dismissed claims today that a fee has been agreed with Real Madrid for the sale of Xabi Alonso. Suggestions the Spanish international would not be travelling on to the second part of the club's Far East tour were also allayed by the 28-year-old's involvement today in training at Singapore's national stadium.
22 July: Real Madrid head coach Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he would like to bring Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Bernabeu. The 27-year-old Spain international is a rumoured £30m target for Real, although Pellegrini has refused to talk too much about former Real Sociedad schemer Alonso.
14 July: Xabi Alonso seemed to be heading out of Anfield last night, after what appeared to be a a joint effort between the midfielder and Real Madrid to manufacture his much craved move to the Bernabeu.
8 July: Rafa Benitez, the Liverpool manager, looks to have won his battle to keep Xabi Alonso after Real Madrid's sporting director Jorge Valdano suggested the club were being priced out of signing the Spain international midfielder.
7 July: Real Madrid are believed to want any move for Liverpool's Xabi Alonso sorted out in the next fortnight. The Spanish giants, who have yet to make an official bid for the midfielder, have set a time limit on their interest, according to sources close to the Bernabeu club.
2 July: Barcelona are set to launch a £25m bid for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano, according to reports today. Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has been resolute in his desire to hold on to the Argentina international, but reports from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportiva allege he had given Barcelona permission to make an offer.Reuse content