Rodgers working on transfers
Anfield boss in 'regular contact' with American owners over targets
Last Updated: July 31, 2012 6:25pm
Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool's targets include Joe Allen and Clint Dempsey
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to have completed 'a number of deals' before the transfer window closes at the end of August but has urged fans to not believe all the speculation.
The new Anfield boss has already signed Fabio Borini, who he worked with at former club Swansea City before moving to Merseyside earlier this summer.
Another of Rodgers' former Liberty Stadium players, Joe Allen, is another target while Fulham's Clint Dempsey is also wanted and has missed his club's Swiss training camp.
Liverpool, who could also be selling the likes of Andy Carroll and Alberto Aquilani to finance incomings, are talking about deals and Rodgers is optimistic about further additions while also stressing not all of the rumour mill is to be believed.
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Hundreds of names
He told Liverpool's official website: "There's a lot of great work going on, obviously with the board and Ian Ayre in particular doing a lot of work behind the scenes.
"I've got regular contact going with our American owners and, in particular, Mike Gordon from Fenway Sports Group.
"Obviously when it's a club like Liverpool prices are always increased and so on, but I always felt it was important by the beginning of the season we could have the squad we want - and certainly by the end of the transfer window I would hope that will be the case.
"There is lots of speculation. I've seen hundreds of names linked with Liverpool and there's very few of them that were even close to coming here or even close that we have looked at.
"Unfortunately for the supporters they've got to read it and put up with it. But the message is there is a lot of work going on, on a number of deals and hopefully we can get those completed by the end of August."