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Liverpool scout Sociedad starlets; Barcelona join race for Rojo

hot-transfer-newsLiverpool scout Sociedad starlets

Daily Mail is reporting that Liverpool have made a check on Real Sociedad starlets Antoine Griezmann and Inigo Martinez.

Having secured Champions League qualification, the Reds are looking to improve the strength in depth and it seems they will be doing some shopping in Spain.

According to Daily Mail, Liverpool had scouts present at Monday’s game between Real Sociedad and Granada.

And while the Reds made a check on their own player Tiago Ilori, they were also looking at La Real stars Antoine Griezmann and Inigo Martinez.

The French winger has been in scintillating form this season, bagging 16 goals in 33 league outings and he is widely tipped to leave Anoeta for greener pastures in the summer.

Meanwhile, his teammate Inigo Martinez is already on the radar of Real Madrid and Barcelona, with Liverpool also casting admiring glances his way.

Barcelona join race for Rojo

Portuguese daily newspaper O Jogo understands that Barcelona are considering a summer move for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo.

The Argentine is likely to be one of the hottest commodities in the summer transfer window having largely impressed at Estadio Jose Alvalade.

Premier League giants Liverpool are believed to be leading the chase for his signature, but O Jogo has learned that Barcelona are keen as well.

The Catalans could stay without Adriano Correia at the end of the season and they want Rojo to provide competition for first choice left-back Jordi Alba.

Even if they only own 25% of the player’s rights, Sporting Lisbon will only cash in on the player after the 2014 World Cup, where the 24-year-old is expected to star for Argentina.

Despite sharing spoils with Getafe at the weekend, Barcelona are still in the La Liga title chase, with the Catalans 7/2 to win outright.

Arango announces Gladbach exit

Venezuelan attacker Juan Fernando Arango Sanz has revealed that he will be leaving Borussia M’gladbach at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old will be out of contract in the summer, but die Fohlen were hoping he would agree to extend his current deal.

However, Arango has rejected a one-year extension and instead agreed a two-year contract with Mexican side Club Tijuana.

“Gladbach have offered me a one-year extension, but I told them I would not stay,” Arango confessed to Bild.

“Too bad, I love Borussia and the Bundesliga, I would have liked to have stayed.”

Juan Arango has enjoyed five very successful years with die Fohlen having joined from Mallorca in the summer of 2009.

The Venezuela international has since amassed 154 Bundesliga appearances and scored 25 goals in the process.

For more news about football transfers and rumours, visit our Transfer News section. To view all football transfers for 2013/14 season, visit our Soccer Transfers section.

Wed 7 May, 2014
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