With the League Two season growing ever close, transfer speculation continues to circulate.

Carlisle United and their rivals will soon learn their fixtures for the 2022/23 season, with many clubs set to return to pre-season training this week.

Here, we round-up the latest news and transfer gossip from around the fourth tier:

Ex-Tranmere Rovers man linked with Liverpool move

Former Tranmere Rovers midfielder Jay Spearing has been linked with a surprise move to Premier League side Liverpool.

The Telegraph report that the 33-year-old could be set for a return to Anfield having previously come through the ranks on Merseyside.

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Spearing, who was released by Tranmere at the end of last season, could be set to team-up with the club's under-21 side as an overage player - while also coaching within the academy.

Manchester United have previously done similar with Paul McShane, who played for their second string last season.

Stevenage seal defender deal

Stevenage have signed defender Dan Sweeney, who spent the last two years at Forest Green Rovers.

The 28-year-old is Steve Evans' eighth signing of the summer as he continues a major overhaul.

Sweeney told Stevenage's official website: "I have spoken to Steve Evans a good few times, always with good conversations and now I am just thrilled to be here.

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"The manager has said what he wants to achieve at this club, and I want to be a part of that. His ambitions match mine as a player.

"I had a successful season last year, and I’m hoping my time here can be successful too. I want to be at the top again and fighting for promotion."

Former Mansfield man makes League One move

Ex-Mansfield defender Farrend Rawson has joined League One side Morecambe.

Rawson was released at the end of last season and has signed a two-year deal with Derek Adams' team.

“It feels amazing, I am really excited and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead,” said Rawson, speaking to Morecambe's website.

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“I had a really good time at Mansfield, it was a very good learning curve for me, I played a lot of games and got a lot of experience under two different managers. 

“Following on from conversations with Greg [Strong] and the manager, about the way they saw,  the Club going and the vision they had essentially aligned itself with my own visions and progression."