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Liverpool Plot Move for AC Milan Enforcer as Lucas Leiva Replacement

by The Newshound

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Nigel De Jong AC Milan

Anfield side want Dutch international.

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Liverpool are ready to move for AC Milan battler Nigel de Jong as Brendan Rodgers seeks to replace injured Brazilian Lucas Leiva according to Sports Direct News.

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The experienced Dutch hard-man is apparently unsettled at AC Milan, who have struggled for form this season and are unlikely to secure a Champions League berth this term, and could be interested in a Premier League return.

Rodgers would look to bring in the 29 year old on a loan deal though one wonders if new boss Clarence Seedorf would listen to offers for the former Man City man.

De Jong has been a virtual ever present this season and offers the San Siro side some steel in the middle of the park and an exit in January wouldn’t seem to make much sense for the Italian giants, unless a replacement was in the bag.

Rodgers does not have any other out and out defensive midfielders to call upon and the absence of Leiva for a prolonged period of time could present the Merseyside club with something of a problem.

De Jong moved to AC Milan in a £3.5m move back in August 2012 after four seasons at the Etihad Stadium.


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