Liverpool Turn Down £15m Barcelona Bid for Daniel Agger

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Liga champions set to return though with a second improved offer for the Dane. 

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Liverpool have rejected an offer from Spanish giants FC Barcelona worth £15 million for defender Daniel Agger, according to reports in the Daily Express.

The Liga champions are currently on the look-out for a new central defender, with recently appointed Barca head coach Gerard Martino understood to be concerned about the long-term fitness of veteran club captain Carles Puyol and his ability to feature regularly at the heart of the Catalans’ back four next season.

As a result, Barcelona have been attempting all week to lure coveted Chelsea centre-back David Luiz away from Stamford Bridge, with the Spaniards even seeing a whopping £34.5m bid for the Brazil international rejected by the west London club on Thursday.

And their failure to land Luiz has resulted in Barcelona  now shifting their focus towards their second-choice target Agger, who they tried to buy last summer as well.

The skilful Denmark international has been at Anfield for the pats seven-and-a-half seasons now, having originally arrived on Merseyside from Danish outfit Bronby for£6m in January 2006, with the 28-year-old having since gone on to play 209 matches for the Reds in all competitions.

However, Liverpool are said to now be bracing themselves for a second offer in the region of £25m for the Dane, who has a contract at the club that runs until 2016.

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