The Liverpool Offside can exclusively reveal that players who most people thought would be unwanted by Brendan Rodgers this summer are unwanted by Brendan Rodgers this summer. We were slow to break the news as one of our sources decided to go on holiday this month but can confirm that The Daily Mirror has news of potential and shocking departures.
According to the report, Brendan Rodgers plans to shift Fabio Borini (£10 million), Sebastián Coates (£5 million), Mario Balotelli (may reluctantly accept a loan), Javier Manquillo (not sure if that counts), Luis Alberto (poor guy), and José Enrique (still a footballer according to my FIFA 15 and social media source). Lucas Leiva (protecting defenders is overrated), Andre Wisdom (he signed a new contract but adding names for fun is fun), and Lazar Marković (yeah, good one) were named as the "surprise sales" if the right money was offered.
Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Iago Aspas, and Brad Jones have already left the club, but I'm not sure whether they contribute to the eight players in the dramatic title. The £10 million fee Liverpool are believed to be asking for Borini is probably the most interesting bit of news. That's a lot to ask for a player of his talents with just a year remaining on his contract, but Lazio, Fiorentina, and Sunderland could make a move for him. Borini bidding war? Stranger things have happened like the two offers made for the Italian last summer.
We know that Lucas has been linked away from the club and heard the whispers of a loan move for Marković. We don't know what's going to happen with Lucas, but the Marković whispers were dismissed quite quickly. So. Some players may leave, and the players that you think probably will leave this summer probably will. There was no mention of Rickie Lambert, which could be the most significant part of the story. Anyway, as you were.
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