Rodgers admits Dane could be sold for right price.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted the club will sell Manchester City target Daniel Agger for the right price.
Mega-rich City are interested in signing the 27-year-old stopper and it was thought Liverpool would reject any approach from the Premier League Champions.
But Rodgers has confirmed the Dane will be allowed to leave Anfield if City match their valuation of the player.
“Every player has a price,” Rodgers told the BBC. “But no manager wants to lose his best players.”
City’s football administrator Brian Marwood has made two enquiries about Agger this summer, with the Eastlands outfit ready to bid around £18 million for the star.
However, it is understood Liverpool are holding out for in excess of £22 million – the fee City paid their Merseyside neighbours Everton for centre-half Joleon Lescott in 2010.
Sky Blues winger Adam Johnson, who is set to leave the Etihad this summer, could yet be used as a makeweight in any deal.
Rodgers stressed that he did not want to lose Agger but admitted he was ‘realist’.
“Top centre-halves are at a premium,” Rodgers, speaking before Thursday’s Europa League qualifier against FC Gomel, said. “Take Thiago Silva, he left AC Milan to go to Paris St Germain for £40m. So it has to be a big valuation.
“Daniel is one of the leading players in European football at centre-half. Is he a player I want to lose? No he’s not. But like any club, if an offer comes in that is in the best interests of the club, of course you have to look at it.”
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