Liverpool Linked With Hopeful Move to Sign Barcelona Youngster

Anfield side keen to re-ignite interest in young forward.

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El Mundo Deportivo reports that Liverpool are among a fleet of clubs looking on with interest as contract talks between Barcelona and youngster Cristian Tello continue to go on unresolved.

The Liverpool Echo, as reported at Sport Witness claimed over the summer that the young Spaniard had moved very close to joining the Merseyside club along with fellow La Liga target Nuri Sahin, who did of course sign on a season long loan basis.

Talks have been going for some months and with seemingly no deal on the table that suits both parties Liverpool would do well to reaffirm their interest with a genuine bid in January for a player who could leave Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer.

The sticking point in talks is said to relate to any buy-out clause entered into Tello’s contract with the Catalan side wishing to sell such a trigger clause at a far higher sum than the player’s representatives.

On the playing front Tello can not complain about the manner in which new boss Tito Vilanova is using his services. The 21 year old has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season, albeit many coming from the bench, and has managed to net three times thus far.

With Brendan Rodgers’ squad being very short on attacking options an adaptable talent like Tello could be an ideal target to pursue as he clearly fits in with the club’s youthful transfer ethos and could also be available for a relatively cheap sum, or perhaps even nothing if Liverpool can tie down the player to a pre-contract agreement in January ahead of a possible free transfer deal in the summer.

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