Liverpool are weighing up a summer swoop for highly-rated AFC Ajax and Denmark international midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to the Dutch Eredivisie giants’ technical director Marc Overmars.
Eriksen, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2014, confirmed doubts regarding his long-term future at the Amsterdam Arena last week.
The Denmark international is considered a five-star talent, and has subsequently attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, including the likes of Juventus, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Recent reports have suggested Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to launch a £17 million bid for Eriksen when the transfer window reopens in July.
Meanwhile, Ajax technical director Marc Overmars has confirmed the Reds’ interest in the player.
“We have the list of scouts of foreign clubs who have been here recently, and Liverpool have been a regular visitor,” Overmars told De Telegraaf.
“We want him to stay here for at least two more years, but the day he leaves us, he will be ready to play for the very best. He’s a player even the biggest clubs in the world could do with having in their squad.”
Eriksen, 21, has bagged seven goals and nine assists in 26 league appearances for Ajax this season.
The 21-year-old Danish sensation added one goal and four assists in six UEFA Champions League starts. including one goal and two assists in two superb outings against English Premier League champions Manchester City.
Weah joins Chelsea on trial
The 13-year-old son of 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has joined Chelsea on trial, Sky Sports understands.
In 2000, Weah senior scored three goals in 11 appearances while on loan at Stamford Bridge.
The AC Milan legend has used his connections from his time at Chelsea to arrange a trial spell for his son Timothy.
Timothy, 13, could potentially earn a place in the Blues’ academy should he impress while on trial in West London.
“He is talented,” Weah senior told talkSPORT.
“We just wanted to give him the opportunity and we also want him to enjoy the game he has passion for, so I brought him to Chelsea just for a trial and for a different experience.”
Anzhi play down Victor Valdes rumours
Russian Premier League moneybags Anzhi Makhachkala have played down speculation linking the club with a summer move for FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, Sky Sports reports.
Earlier this season, the Spain international shot-stopper revealed he will not sign a new contract at the Camp Nou.
Reports are suggesting that a host of clubs, including Anzhi, are reportedly interested in signing Valdes in the summer.
However, Anzhi have since distanced themselves from the aforementioned speculation.
“In connection with numerous reports on the internet that Anzhi are holding talks with several players regarding possible transfers, including Victor Valdes, we announce that this information has no grounds,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“Anzhi will inform their fans and the media about all additions and signed contracts in due course.”
Valdes has kept just five clean sheets in 26 La Liga starts for the Catalan side this term.
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