Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Liverpool Ready To Make Capel Their Fifth Signing

Liverpool is considering a £6million move for Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel as they step up their summer recruitment policy.

If Red boss Brendan Rodgers decides to go ahead with the swoop he will be confident of fending off opposition from Marseille for the 25-year-old player.

The French club have had offers of £2m and £3m rejected by Sporting, who are determined their valuation will be met.

Capel agreed a five-year contract when he was signed from Sevilla two years ago and reports in Portugal suggest he would leap at the chance to play in front of the Kop at Anfield.

Sporting Lisbon would be reluctant to sell if they were not suffering financial difficulties and Capel will definitely strengthen Liverpool’s attacking options.

If the Spain international does move to Merseyside he will be Rodgers’ fifth summer signing and would push the money spent by Liverpool since the end of last season to close to £30m.

Kolo Toure was first in from Manchester City on a free transfer, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet cost £9m from Sunderland while the Reds paid £7.2m to Celta Vigo for Iago Aspas and £6.8m to Sevilla for Luis Alberto.

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