Liverpool will try to snatch Man United target Memphis Depay from under their rivals after Brendan Rodgers was assured his future as manager is safe.
Mirror Online claim the club’s American owners have reiterated their support for the Northern Irishman following the Reds shock FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend.
The result meant Rodgers will become the first Liverpool manager since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three seasons at the club, and this despite a mega £116.8 million spent last summer on new players, according to The Guardian.
However, to show their faith in Rodgers, Mirror Online say owners John Henry and Tom Werner will allow him to orchestrate a mass squad clear-out at the end of the season whilst also funding moves for a top-class midfielder and at least one striker.
It’s also claimed the club have already made preliminary contact with Man United target Memphis Depay and have been given permission by PSV to discuss the terms of a £15-18 million move with him and his representatives.
The club will have some convincing to do, however, with Paris Saint Germain also said to be currently talking to the 21-year-old Dutchman.
Mirror Online believe Rodgers will change his transfer tact this summer and target more established first-team regulars who can go straight into the Liverpool starting XI, rather than take a chance on unproven youngsters for a bargain.