Two apparent Liverpool striking targets have played down talk of a move to Anfield to stay at their current clubs.
Kleber (full name Kléber Giacomace de Souza Freitas), the Brazilian striker with Cruzeiro, has said that Liverpool have made a £6 million bid for him. He only joined the club in February after 4 years at Dinamo Kiev.
Speaking to his local sports TV station he said:
“I have a proposal from Liverpool for €7 million (about £6 million). We are analysing it”
“I want to stay.
“If Cruzeiro offer the same amount, or we talk, I’d prefer to stay. But we haven’t talked yet.”
Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi has also poured cold water on a possible move to Liverpool. The player, who some reports value at £18 million, was speaking to the Italian media.
“Liverpool’s offer? I want to stay at Napoli.
“I hope everything will be made clear but it depends on the club not on me.
“I reiterate that my wish is to remain at Napoli.”
His manager, Roberto Donadoni said,
“I hope the situation gets resolved.
“Lavezzi has to understand his own potential better – not because he doesn’t work hard but because he doesn’t know his own defects.”
Pretty uninspiring comments from his manager and with only 15 goals in nearly 60 games I’m sure the reds can do far better with their money. I remember the last player we bought from an Italian club who was allegedly a defender… I rest my case.