Rumour: Liverpool preparing £20m bid for Valencia’s Dani Parejo
Liverpool are preparing a bid in the region of £20 million for Valencia’s midfield star Dani Parejo, according to the Daily Express.
Sources claim that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is preparing to activate a £20m buy-out clause in Parejo’s contract after a long-running interest in the Spaniard.
The reports suggest that Liverpool’s bid is imminent and Valencia will be forced to accept the offer due to it meeting his release clause.
Rodgers announced that he is targeting up to five quality additions to bolster his squad, which is set for Champions League football as well as another title challenger – with Parejo lined up to be one of the first.
Parejo has featured in 45 games this season scoring five times, one of which defeated Rodgers’ former side Swansea in the Europa League.
The 25-year-old cost Valencia £5m in 2011, and with two years remaining on his contract, Liverpool could be forced to pay the full £20m to prize Parejo from the La Liga side.
Liverpool have already submitted a bid for Southampton captain Adam Lallana and hold a strong interest in Sevilla’s left-back, Alberto Moreno, as they prepare to get their business done quickly and early.