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Liverpool Mulling Over Future Of Defensive Star With Arsenal Closing In

Barcelona are also keen on signing Agger.

The future of Liverpool defender Daniel Agger remains in doubt as both Arsenal and FC Barcelona keep a close eye on developments, reports the Telegraph.

Agger made it clear to manager Brendan Rodgers during the Reds pre-season tour of the USA that he wants to leave Anfield this summer and came home early.

Rodgers is now set for crunch talks with the Denmark international before deciding whether he should be sold.

Agger has been left frustrated on Merseyside after falling down the pecking order for a place in central defence last season behind both Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel.

The £20m arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton this summer has only served to exacerbate things and the 29-year-old fears he will get very little game time over the next 12 months if he stays.

Both Barca and the Gunners are looking for defensive recruitment and would be keen to add Agger to their respective ranks.

The Catalans are looking for a replacement for captain Carles Puyol, while Arsene Wenger has admitted that his own skipper Thomas Vermaelen could well leave the Emirates Stadium and an alternative will be needed.

Agger arrived on Merseyside in January 2006 and has since played 232 times for the club in all competitions, winning the League Cup and FA Cup during that time.

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