As they aim to prepare their squad for a place in the Premier League’s top four next season, Liverpool have set their sights on Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.
It is thought that they have lined up a £13m bid as Kenny Dalglish looks to be productive in his first summer as manager and build a team capable of competing with the elite in the Premier League.
At 20-years-old and with massive potential, Henderson could be the perfect signing to suit the intentions of Dalglish.
The Scotsman doesn’t want a quick fix to proceedings, he wants to bring in players that can add something now, but can also be a huge part of the club’s future.
Henderson has certainly made a name for himself since breaking into the Sunderland team in 2009, emerging as one of the most exciting young players in the country.
He even won the praise of England manager Fabio Capello and was called up to the senior squad for his international debut against France in November 2010.
With this in mind, it is no wonder Liverpool are interested. Manchester City and Manchester United are also keeping tabs on him as they start to focus on their summer spending.
Sunderland won’t let him go without a fight though. In fact, it is being reported this morning that they have already rejected a bid from Liverpool as they seek at least £20m for one of their prize assets.
Having lost Darren Bent to Aston Villa in January, they are aiming to improve their squad with new additions before they weaken it and it seems they will only let Henderson go if they receive a hefty fee.
We certainly haven’t heard the last of this one, so keep your eyes on Squeaky Bum Time as we bring you the latest on the future of Jordan Henderson.