Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for a new central defender. We have been linked with Scott Dann, Gary Cahill and Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross. It is being reported that Liverpool have identified ex-Manchester United defender Shawcross as the top centre-back target.
Dann seems set to join Arsenal whilst Cahill is too expensive at £17million. Stoke would not be willing to sell Shawcross unless they get a very good offer for him thought to be in the region of £12million. But Manchester United have first refusal on buying Shawcross if Stoke decide to sell him. With United having signed Phil Jones, it is highly unlikely that they would want to bring Shawcross back to the club he played for as young player in the youth setup.