The Daily Mirror has today reported that Liverpool are after Ajax duo Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld as well as a move for Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand to create a top four squad.
Both Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld have one year on their contracts and are both widely expected to leave Dutch giants Ajax.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has been linked with Christian Eriksen for a while now and he is available for 15million. Liverpool have now turned their interest to the Dane after missing out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who snubbed Liverpool to move to Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund had been chasing Eriksen but they have chose Mkhitaryan over the Ajax playmaker but Liverpool expect competition from Roma and Tottenham.
The Denmark international has been one of Europe’s outstanding talents in recent seasons. Two summers ago he was on the verge of a move to Manchester City but the deal broke down after a proposed meeting with then manger Roberto Mancini scuppered the deal.
“But we realise that the interest in this kind of player is huge. And I can also understand that he wants to make another step in his career. I can’t stop him.”
Despite the fact that Liverpool can’t offer Champions League football, it is understood that he is interested in a move to Anfield.
De Boer added: “If Liverpool go back to really good possession play, it can be a success for Christian. But it does mean that their entire way of playing has to change. It is up to Christian what he wants. If he feels good going to Liverpool anyway, then it is up to him.”
Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has rejected the chance of discussing personal terms with Norwich City after Ajax agreed a fee of 7million.
He explained why he would not be open to a move to Premier League side Norwich City, opening the door for Liverpool to make their move.
“I am keeping all my options open,” said Alderweireld. “I am not rushing out the door. The whole picture of my next club has to be perfect. With every offer I am receiving this summer, I look at the pros and cons. The total package of my next club has to be right for me.”
Rodgers has also made an enquiry into Chelsea highly-rated young Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand as they look for someone to challenge Enrique for the left-back slot.