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Transfers: Liverpool Sell Defender While Ronaldinho Ratchets Up Salah-To-La-Liga Talk

Transfers: Liverpool Sell Defender While Ronaldinho Ratchets Up Salah-To-La-Liga Talk

That's right folks: the Human Resources NEVER STOP.

Even though the Premier League hastily shut their transfer window a week ago, the European window remains open so players can still leave the Premier League before the end of the month.

Among the players on the way out is Liverpool centre-back Ragnar Klavan, who is set to join Italian club Cagliari for £2 million. Jurgen Klopp has reportedly sanctioned the signing as he wants to free up some space to allow young players ascend through the ranks at Anfield. Klopp has been impressed with defender Nat Phillips during pre-season, which comes as a bit of a blow to Dubliner Conor Masterson who has faded from view having been drafted into European squads last season.

Liverpool have four senior centre backs aside from Klavan in Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip. The latter two are currently injured.

Klavan achieved little in his Liverpool career, although did twice shoot to notoriety after games away to Burnley. Last season Klavan scored a late, late winner for Liverpool at Turf Moor in the Premier League, while the season previous he became embroiled in a curious dispute between Brian Kerr and the Estonian FA. After a feeble 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor, Kerr derided Klavan on his radio commentary: "We got three goals against him with the Faroes, and we'd a load of part-time lads. A load of lads working in the fishing industry and so on. They were good enough to expose him".

When those quotes appeared on Reputable Irish Sports Site Balls.ie, we received an email from the Estonian FA rebutting Kerr, saying that Klavan did not play in that game.

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Elsewhere, Liverpool fans may not be easily able to shirk off today's comments from Ronaldinho about Mo Salah: "The Spanish league will be very suitable for a great player like Mohamed Salah, and for him, it will be like a paradise". This might be a bromide in response to a leading question about Salah, but at the same time, Ronaldinho had similar things to say about Phillippe Coutinho before his compatriot eventually moved to the Camp Nou.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid's summer may go from bad to worse with persistent reports linking Luka Modric with a move to Inter  Milan, although Madrid are reportedly going to launch a legal writ to Inter over allegedly tapping up their Croatian superstar.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is being linked with AC Milan and Juventus.

See Also: 'This Isn't The One' - Manchester United Losing Their Battle With Tradition

 

Gavin Cooney
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