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Rumour Mongering: £110m Worth of Transfer Targets Lined Up for Liverpool

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Summer spending hasn't escalated quite yet for Liverpool, but they're reportedly set to spend a significant chunk of cash as they look to cement their spot near the top both domestically and in Europe.

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Jeff Gross

The rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the Liverpool future of Luis Suarez have been tough to follow, but at some point in the past week--probably after he bit someone and was banned for four months--the narrative shifted to gradual acceptance that he would be sold at some point in the near future, and that the club would expect to be handsomely rewarded in return. Not everyone's on board, which is understandable considering the absurd level of talent the Uruguayan possesses, but it does seem that Liverpool are getting themselves ready for a future without the Premier League's reigning Player of the Year.

Friday was one of the busiest days of the summer in terms of transfer rumblings, with a handful of names solidly linked for deals in the works or on the immediate horizon. The timing can't have been a coincidence, and discussion has bled into the weekend with a focus on the club's hopes for the weeks to come.

The Telegraph has Liverpool after £110m worth of talent in total, which includes players targeted and finalized; at the current time the only officially official signing is Rickie Lambert, but the transfer of Emre Can will be announced on July 1st and Adam Lallana's unveiling should be around the same time. Jason Burt goes on to list the names we ran through on a head-spinning Friday, with Divock Origi, Lazar Markovic, and Alexis Sanchez named along with Dejan Lovren, who's apparently still a possibility despite fading from view in the last few weeks.

All speculation at this point, but any potential sale of Suarez offsets a large portion of the sum mentioned, and with a handful of other outgoings expected, there's every reason to believe that Liverpool could be set for a busy--and expensive--few months.