Jun 8, 2015

Report: Liverpool in shock talks with promising Tottenham midfielder

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The Sun have provided what can be considered the most controversial report of the morning, with the suggestion that Liverpool are targeting a move for Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have been busy in the transfer market so far this summer with the signings of James Milner and Danny Ings and they are seemingly in no mood to hang around.

Reports suggest that the Reds have opened talks with Spurs regarding a £10m deal to sign the promising Algerian youngster, who made 26 appearances as he built on his breakthrough Premier League season. Alongside Ryan Mason, he became an integral figure of the Lilywhites midfield.

Nabil Bentaleb - Average Duels Won 2014/15 (via Squawka.com)

Nabil Bentaleb – Average Duels Won 2014/15 (via Squawka.com)

Spurs do not want to lose the Algerian, but Brendan Rodgers is apparently ‘desperate’ for him to form a new-look midfield partnership with James Milner. Having been cleared to spend after surviving a review, the Northern Irishman is expected to test the London outfit’s resolve.

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Interestingly, this comes just a week after Bentaleb told The Telegraph that he is frustrated that negotiations over a new contract have been dragging on for months. A deal that at first seems out of the question, may actually be a distinct possibility, but if he was to leave, Liverpool will face fierce competition from elsewhere in Europe.


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Chris is the founder of The Boot Room. He is a Swindon Town supporter, having lived in Wiltshire for most of his years. His work has also featured on Squawka, Bleacher Report and Eurosport.

Comments to Report: Liverpool in shock talks with promising Tottenham midfielder

  • Quite honestly both Levy and Bentaleb are at fault here. Bentaleb is a bighead who thinks that he is world class already(not utterly impossible) Levy and Poc’ think that he is good international class. If he is a mercenary jerk he will demand 80k and move to anfield . If he has any sense he will take the 45k knowing that it will be steadily improved if he continues to improve. Like many young players it just appears to have gone to his head(Sterling anyone?) But Liverpool beware he will do the same thing in a year or two if he does improve further. When Diana West wrote the “Death of the Grown Up” she was not kidding.

    Michelle June 8, 2015 2:59 pm
  • In talks? what without an offer being made and accepted isn’t that against the rules? Oh hold on … it’s made up by the 6th place team.

    Yawn June 8, 2015 5:04 pm
  • I love the use of the word ‘desperate’ …………

    Michael Macdonnell June 8, 2015 6:06 pm
  • Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

    johnsie June 8, 2015 6:28 pm