While Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for Schalke 04’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos, it would appear that another Bundesliga defender is on Brendan Rodgers radar. According to a report from German website Mopo, the Anfielders are investigating a potential move for Carlos Zambrano of Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Peru-born 23-year-old is something of an old head in Germany, having first arrived on these shores back in 2007 with Schalke. Zambrano spent five years on the books of the Gelsenkirchen club before moving to St Pauli in 2010. The centre-back spent two years with the alternative Hamburg side before Frankfurt snapped him up.
To date, the defender has 22 caps for his country and two goals, making international clearance for the move a mere formality. Zambrano is contracted to Frankfurt until 2015 and Liverpool could face competition for his signature, with Hamburg rumoured to be among the player’s admirers.
His arrival could prompt more transfer movement on Merseyside though, with Martin Skrtel widely reported to be weighing up his options after losing his place in the Reds’ team. Brendan Rodgers appears eager to bolster Liverpool’s defence, following Jamie Carragher’s retirement. He has already moved to add Kolo Toure to the squad, signing the Ivorian on a free transfer from Manchester City.
By Jack Beresford