Liverpool: Takeover rumours circulate; Dortmund warn off interest; youngster set for loan
TalkSPORT journalist Ian Abrahams has claimed that his sources tell him that a Chinese consortium could be preparing a takeover bid which may be completed before Christmas. Taking to Twitter, Moose, as he is commonly known, reported:
My sources are tellling me tonight, the @lfc takeover is expected to be completed before Christmas & possibly by the end of this week.
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) December 13, 2016
Any such takeover would come as a surprise, particularly given the recent investment that Fenway Sports Group, led by John W Henry, have put into the redevelopment of Anfield. Currently, few other journalists and sources are reporting on his claims, so it may be one to keep an eye on over the coming days.
Jurgen Klopp will be dismayed to hear that his former club Borussia Dortmund have warned him and Liverpool not to make a further approach for young winger Christian Pulisic, a reported target for the Reds. Sporting director Michael Zorc told Bild:
“We have made it quite clear that we are not going to sell Christian and that we are planning with him. Liverpool can save the effort of making an offer.”
The Reds had been interested in the American, who they saw as a potential January addition according to the Mirror with Sadio Mane preparing to head to the African Cup of Nations and Danny Ings out injured.
The Liverpool Echo claim that under 23s talent Cameron Brannagan may head out on loan in January with Bolton leading the race to sign the 20-year-old on loan for their battle for promotion from League 1.
The midfielder has nine senior appearances to his name but has not added to that figure this campaign despite a number of commanding appearances in the under 23s team, leading to coaches deciding that experience out on loan may be the best course of action for the local lad. He was said to be close to a move to Wigan in the summer before the Latics pulled out of a deal, but they may reignite their interest.
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