Sunderland bid for Babel?
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is understood to have enquired about the availability of Dutch winger Ryan Babel. The player is also being tracked by Birmingham.
Babel is growing increasingly frustrated with life on the Liverpool bench, and has instructed his agents to help him find a move away from Anfield to recover his form.
Rafa Benitez is believed to be willing to listen to six month loan deal offers if they meet his asking price.