Liverpool are keen on Newcastle United playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa. The Daily Mail says Liverpool are tracking Newcastle midfielder Ben Arfa as Brendan Rodgers begins his plans for a summer recruitment drive.

The French international, 25, could be targeted as part of a swap deal that would see Andy Carroll return to St James' Park.

Carroll has been on loan at West Ham United after the £35million signing found it hard to make a mark at Anfield.