Liverpool see £10 million bid for England youngster rejected
Liverpool have had a £10m offer for Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne rejected by the south coast club. The England international, 24, is currently stalling over a new contract as his current one has just one year left to run.
Clyne, who has been one of the Saints’ key players in their pursuit of the Europa League, has featured in 45 games this season, scoring three times. One of those strikes came on the opening day of the season against Liverpool, who only finished two points ahead of them.
The Reds want Clyne to replace the outgoing Glen Johnson and ensure they have their right hand side covered for the foreseeable future. Having raided Southampton last summer, Liverpool want to make Clyne their fourth purchase from St. Mary’s, following in the footsteps of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.
Another bid is expected to be tabled as competition for Clyne’s signature continues. Manchester United were reported to have been in pole position to get the former Crystal Palace academy product, but Liverpool’s emergence into the race may ignite a bidding war between the two clubs.
Liverpool are also rumoured to be interested in signing Burnley forward Danny Ings and Manchester City’s out of contract midfielder James Milner. After a disappointing 6th placed finish and the departure of Steven Gerrard to MLS, it is expected to be another busy summer at Anfield.