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GUARDIAN – Southampton reject Liverpools offer for Dejan Lovren

Brendan Rodgers keen on signing Croatian defender Initial bid thought to be less than reported £20mLiverpool have seen a bid rejected for Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren, albeit for a fee Press Association Sport understands to be much lower than the reported 20m.Having already acquired Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is now keen to bring yet another Saints player to Anfield, but the club have so far seen interest in Croatia international Lovren rebuffed. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárez allowed to train during his suspension after Fifa backtracks

It would be disproportionate to limit those rights to the player Uruguay FA launch an appeal against Luis Suárezs biting banFifa has confirmed Uruguay have appealled against Luis Surezs ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini but the world governing body appeared to contradict its earlier ruling by stating the striker would not be barred from training during his suspension.Surez was banned from all football activity after the incident in Uruguays World Cup match against Italy, and this was assumed to include training when he returns to Liverpool. Continue reading…

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