Anfield Director of Football hopes to win race to Belgian international.
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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing long term Manchester United target Steven Defour. The Standard Liege and Belgium star is a player who Anfield Director of Football Damien Comolli has registered a keenness to bring to the Merseyside club and an offer may be in offing to beat Sir Alex Ferguson to the punch.
The 22 year old has been out with a long term leg injury but it said to be set for a comeback in six weeks and the near proximity to the ending of his spell on the sidelines has reawakened interest in a player that many believe is one of the hottest prospects in European football.
£15m rated Defour was of course famously sent a letter by Sir Alex Ferguson encouraging the talented midfielder to keep positive during his lengthy injury problems and that has led many to believe that a tacit agreement is already in place that would see the Liege man move to Old Trafford, but the player’s club have been quick to play down such talk and have in fact tied the player down to a new contract back in June that is due to run until 2015.
However many feel that the signing of the new deal was in many ways something of an insurance policy to ensure that when the box to box midfielder is sold then the Liege club would get a better fee for a player who has very much outgrown his surroundings.
Comolli is known to be an admirer of the former Racing Genk man who has a knack of scoring crucial goals as well as possessing the ability to run things in the midfield and has been compared to Paul Scholes in the past.