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Liverpool to Step-Up Interest in Bundesliga Winger with £11m Opening Bid

Anfield side look to bring in experienced South American to boost attack.

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Liverpool will look to push on with efforts to sign highly rated Schalke winger Jefferson Farfan according to Sports Direct News.

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Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has taken a keen interest in the 29 year old Peruvian and is willing to make an offer of £11m of the wide-man though his Bundesliga employers are looking for a fee nearer £15m, so seemingly not a massive obstacle to progress in a potential deal to bring the former PSV Eindhoven man to Merseyside.

Interest in Farfan could well be due to Liverpool’s unwillingness to use loaned in Chelsea man Victor Moses regularly, with the Nigerian international not impressing when called upon.

Farfan is an experienced campaigner who scores regularly from his position out wide, netting 57 goals in 119 Eredivisie appearances and 36 goals in 154 Bundesliga outings with Schalke, indeed he is the club’s top scorer in domestic league action this term.

Such is his importance at Schalke it is perhaps surprising that Veltins-Arena boss Jens Keller would be open to even considering a bid for Farfan, who is tied down to a long term deal that runs until 2016.

Rodgers may feel that the addition of a proven top class attacker could add further strength in depth in the final third and aid Liverpool’s push for a coveted top four finish.

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