Scharner poised for Anfield talks

11 July 2010 05:27
Paul Scharner is set for talks with Liverpool next week over a free transfer to Merseyside, with his agent saying it would be a 'dream move'.[LNB] New Reds boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be an admirer of the versatile 30-year-old, who left Wigan after his contract expired at the end of last season.[LNB]Hodgson tried to sign the Austrian on three occasions when manager of Fulham, but failed in each attempt.[LNB]It was also thought that the 62-year-old was trying to secure his signature at Craven Cottage before moving to Anfield at the start of July.[LNB]Aston Villa, Sunderland, Bolton and Blackburn are also rumoured to be interested in landing Scharner's signature, but Liverpool is believed to be his preferred destination.[LNB]If the deal is to be successful, Scharner could possibly fill the void left by defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano should the Argentine depart.[LNB]"Roy Hodgson and Paul Scharner - this is a special relationship," said Scharner's agent, Valentin Hobel.[LNB]"Hodgson thinks that Paul's strengths in midfield are better than his attributes in central defence.[LNB]"Liverpool would be a dream, of course, but we are in contact with several clubs. Because he is a free transfer, he can choose."

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