x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Liverpool bid for Dutch youth international

The Anfield club have made an official approach for Inter Milan teenage striker, and reports have emerged that Andy Carroll was offered to Manchester City in exchange for Carlos Tevez.

Liverpool have made a formal offer to take Netherland youth international Luc Castaignos on a half-season loan from Inter Milan.

The Premier League club had originally inquired about signing the highly regarded 19-year-old on loan with an option to buy, an offer Inter rejected. The Serie A club remain sceptical whether Liverpool is the correct destination for Castoignos amid offers from other top-tier clubs and are considering their options. They are asking for a loan fee of €500,000 for the 1m87-tall attacker, who Liverpool initially want as cover for the suspended Luis Suarez.

Andy Carroll was offered to Manchester City in a swap deal with Carlos Tevez, according to reports in a couple of UK broadsheet newspapers. The striker, who despite his role in both Liverpool's goals in the FA Cup win over Manchester United yesterday, has struggled to settle at the club, and more importantly failed to fill in for the the Uruguayan striker during his suspension,

According to The Observer, Liverpool contacted City on Thursday to ask how much they would want for Tevez and whether they would be willing to contemplate a straight exchange with Carroll. According to the newspaper Brian Marwood, the City football administrator, rebuffed the idea immediately, even though Carroll is a player Roberto Mancini has admitted admiring when he was at Newcastle.

* With agency