Versatile Peruvian Juan Manuel Vargas’ agent has declared that the player may leave Fiorentina in the summer, with Liverpool interested in the winger, reports ESPN. Malaga is also interested, providing Champions League football next season as bait. According to his agent, Vargas has no specifc preferences regarding either the Spanish or the English leagues. After having joined the Italian outfit in 2008,·Vargas has just a year left on his contract, and is likely to be allowed to leave this summer having not yet agreed to a contract extension.
Reports from Spain suggest that Liverpool are plotting a move for Ivorian striker Lacina Traore, who currently plies his trade at Russian club Kuban Krasnodar. €8m is what Liverpool will have to part with for the 6ft8in striker who Brendan Rodgers has apparently had scouted right from his Swansea days. We find this one a little hard to fathom as Liverpool already have a tall target man in Andy Carroll, and perhaps what they really need is a high quality finisher.