Reports from Finland suggest that Fulham are in talks with Liverpool over the proposed transfer of their promising Finnish forward Lauri Dalla Valle.

Dalla Valle has apparently grown unhappy at not being able to break into the Liverpool first-team squad, or even hold down a regular place in the reserve side, despite having been promised a run in the reserve team earlier this summer. Hodgson watched Dalla Valle score twice as Liverpool’s Under 18 side beat their Fulham counterparts 3-1 at Motspur Park at the weekend.

There are unconfirmed reports that Dalla Valle has handed in a transfer request, while this story suggests that Liverpool have already turned down a loan offer from Fulham. The speculation on Merseyside is that Liverpool would settle for a fee of around £5m.