Reds sign defender Insua

Confirmation has come today from various news sources that Liverpool have signed 17-year-old Argentinean defender Emiliano Insua from Boca Juniors.

Left-back Emiliano was at Anfield last week to watch the Champions League win over PSV Eindhoven, and the reports say he is now a Red – subject to international clearance. Some of the reports are saying that Liverpool have signed him on a loan initially which becomes a permanent deal later, but this is purely to get round the transfer window rules.

Liverpool FC themselves are yet to confirm the news.

Emiliano is a member of the Argentina Under-20 squad and is said to be good enough that he might actually be pushing for a first team place before the end of this season.

Meanwhile Liverpool have been linked to Italian goalkeeper Marco Amelia after he claimed Liverpool had been showing interest in him. He said Liverpool were just one English side looking at him. Talking to Italian media, he said that talks with his club owner Aldo Spinelli over a new contract have been put on hold until the re-opening of the transfer window: "There are several English clubs interested in me, especially Liverpool. I have agreed with Spinelli to renew my contract but we have postponed the meeting until the new year."

Amelia is out of contract at the end of the season meaning he is free to discuss summer moves from the New Year onwards, under the terms of the Bosman ruling. Jerzy Dudek is also in the same situation with his Liverpool contract, meaning that Liverpool will be potentially looking for a replacement for him for next season. Scott Carson has been sent on loan this season to pick up experience rather than kick his heels on the bench, if he doesn't do the same next season though he'll be the number two to Pepe Reina.