Anfield defender on Etihad Stadium radar.
Sky Sports understands Liverpool are considering selling Manchester City target Daniel Agger to raise funds for other signings.
As revealed by skysports.com last week, City have seen two bids rebuffed by Liverpool for Denmark international Agger.
City are expected to come back with a third bid with Roberto Mancini keen to bring the central defender to the Etihad Stadium.
Agger’s future has been the subject of speculation for some time and rumours intensified after he was left out of the squad for last week’s Europa League victory over FC Gomel.
Liverpool were hoping to keep hold of Agger, but it seems they could cash in on him if City up their bid to £20million, freeing up funds for Brendan Rodgers to strengthen the squad elsewhere.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Brendan Rodgers is clearly keen to put his own stamp on a fairly average Liverpool squad that he inherited from Kenny Dalglish and having already offloaded Maxi Rodriguez, Alberto Aquilani and Dirk Kuyt perhaps the Northen Irishman would indeed consider an offer of £20m for Danish international Daniel Agger. After all such an offer could well be deemed as too good to turn down.
There is no denying that on his day the 27 year old is a very solid defensive unit when fully fit but the former Brondby man is rarely free of injury for sustained period, hence the fact he has only accrued 105 Premier League starts in seven seasons. Arguably Martin Skrtel is the real force in the Liverpool defence and Rodgers may feel that a fee of £20m could be well used to bring in alternative, perhaps younger, defensive options.
No doubt the former Swansea City manager has drawn up a list of players he would like to bid for but perhaps the club’s American owners are not to willing to bankroll extensive moves in the transfer market given the large sums spent by Dalglish, hence the need to sell before buying.
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