Liverpool Plot Cut-Price £6m Swoop for Ajax Defender

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Reds need reinforcements at the back following injury to Coates. 

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Liverpool are weighing up making a cut-price swoop for in-demand Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld before the summer transfer window closes for business on Sept 2, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.

The coveted Belgium international has recently been attracting the attentions of a whole host of Premier League clubs, with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Arsenal and Everton having all been keeping close tabs on the 24-year-old with a view to bringing the Ajax captain to England this season.

However, so far either the centre back has turned down those offers, or the top-flight clubs that he was interested in joining have not followed up their initial interest with a concrete bid.

And that has resulted in a possible opening for Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers to now make his own move for Alderweireld following the recent long-term knee injury sustained by central defender Sebastian Coates while away on international duty with Japan earlier this month, with the Uruguay international having subsequently been ruled out of the entire campaign with ligament damage to his right knee.

Consequently, the Northern Irishman may now attempt to lure the Belgium to Anfield before the Sept 2 cut-off date, and with the player’s current deal with the Eredivisie champions expiring next summer, Liverpool could even get their man for as little as £6 million.

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