Double Dutch! Liverpool plan raid on Eredivisie with moves for De Jong and Elm
05:46 GMT, 30 April 2012
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is planning a 20million double swoop on the Eredivisie by trying to bring Luuk de Jong and Rasmus Elm to Anfield.
The Reds have been told they will have to pay at least 12.5million if they are serious about signing Holland and FC Twente striker De Jong.
The 21-year-old has caught the eye of scouts from a number of major clubs by scoring 23 times in 29 league matches this term.
Top target: Liverpool want FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong
Liverpool are among the sides monitoring his progress, as Kenny Dalglish searches for a prolific goalscorer to play alongside Luis Suarez.
De Jong fits the profile of young player the Reds are keen to bring in and, with Dalglish set to be handed a 20m transfer kitty for the summer, they could afford to match Twente’s valuation.
Scouting mission: Kenny Dalglish went to watch AZ Alkmaar's Rasmus Elm
And Kop boss Dalglish was in Holland on Sunday to watch another target – 8m-rated AZ Alkmaar midfielder Elm.
The Swede, 24, was identified as a potential signing by Liverpool’s axed director of football Damien Comolli but there is also interest from Spain and Italy.