Eljero Elia moves closer to Anfield move.
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Liverpool have received a boost with the news that one of their top transfer targets, Hamburg winger Eljero Elia, is available from €15m – around £12.5m.
“We do not loan players,” said Hamburger SV Athletic Supervisor Bastian Reinhardt.
“We would need at least €15m for Elia.”
Part of the reason Elia is attracting such attention from clubs is his uneasy relationship with the club’s current head coach, Armin Veh, and potential suitors will be wary of similar disruption at their own club.
The Dutch winger has won plenty of attention for his dangerous displays for Hamburger SV this season, but Liverpool face a fight with VfL Wolfsburg for his signature.
Steve McClaren’s team made an offer to take Elia on loan for the rest of the season, with a view to buy at the end of the season, but as Reinhardt said, HSV have no intention of sanctioning anything other than a permanent transfer.
Wigan Athletic are the other club to have made a loan bid, but are not understood to still be in the running as the player has higher ambitions.
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