One down... four to go: Liverpool's next £50million transfer targets revealed
Published 11:02 09/06/11 By David Anderson
Kenny Dalglish will continue to splash the cash after his first success and failure in the transfer market.
Cheered by his capture of Jordan Henderson and disappointed to lose out on Phil Jones to Manchester United, he will target the next four names on his hitlist.
Dalgish is keen on Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam, Scott Dann and Sylvain Marveaux and the quartet would take his summer spending to £50million.
Dalglish has turned to Downing with No 1 target Ashley Young set to join United and the England winger would cost around £12million from
Aston Villa after saying he would not rush into signing a new deal with the Midlanders.
Progress on Downing could be slowed because of the managerial vacancy and Gerard Houllier's successor will no doubt make a plea for him to stay.
Liverpool's interest in Adam has been on the back burner since Blackpool refused their £6.4million bid in January and they will not pay more than £8million for the Scotland midfielder.
Again progress could be slow because of the belligerence of Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston and he will drive a hard bargain over Adam after unilaterally taking up an option to extend his contract by 12 months until 2013.
Dann has moved up Dalglish's list because of his failure to land Jones and the boyhood Kopite would love to move to Anfield from Birmingham.
The centre-half looks set to leave the Blues this summer and would cost around £10million.
French winger Marveaux is available on a free transfer from Rennes and director of football Damien Comolli has been working on his signing since last year.
Staying for now is David Ngog and the striker has turned down the chance to join Sunderland as part of the Henderson deal.
Henderson will now cost Liverpool £16million, rising to £20million.