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Reds agree Cissokho deal

16 Aug 2013 13:32:08

Reds agree Cissokho deal

Liverpool have agreed in principal to sign Valencia defender Aly Cissokho on loan with a view to permanent deal, Press Association Sport understands.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been looking for reinforcements at left-back as Jose Enrique is his only senior player in that position and has identified the Frenchman as a viable option.

Cissokho is expected to travel to Merseyside in the next week to undergo a medical and agree personal terms, although it is understood Liverpool do not believe that will be an issue.

An agreement is in place for the club to sign Cissokho permanently should his season-long stay be successful.

Rodgers is keen to add a couple of players to his squad before the end of the transfer window and wants to further strengthen his attacking options.

Having failed to land both Shakhtar Donetsk's Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, he has turned his attention to Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian.

The Brazil international is one of a number of high-earning players the Russian club's owner Suleiman Kerimov is looking to offload.

Press Association Sport understands Liverpool have registered their interest in the 25-year-old but they are aware they will face stiff competition from a number of clubs.

Manchester City reportedly tried to sign Willian from Shakhtar Donetsk prior to his move to Anzhi, while Tottenham and Manchester United have also been linked.

The player has already indicated his preferred destination is England and he has given Liverpool hope by speaking in complimentary terms about the Anfield club.


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