Liverpool have stalled in their pursuit of Wigan Athletic midfielder Momo Diame.

The Daily Star Sunday says the sacking of club legend Kenny Dalglish, meanwhile, has put Liverpool's move for Wigan's Diame, 24, on hold.

Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, Wigan's Roberto Martinez and sacked Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas are the main men in the frame for the Anfield hot-seat.