Liverpool Given Green Light To Bid For Chelsea Star This January

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Reds owner backs move for unsettled Blues ace.

Liverpool owner John W Henry has reportedly given Brendan Rodgers the green light to make a bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this January, according to the Daily Star.

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The Reds look in need of strengthening in goal this season, with Simon Mignolet identified as a weak point in this current Reds side, which has struggled badly for results all season long.

Cech may be available for around £7m after losing his starting place at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho favouring the highly promising Belgian youngster Thibaut Courtois instead.

Still, Cech remains a world class performer who could certainly add something to this Liverpool team, and Henry has told Rodgers he can bring in a new goalkeeper if he sells one or two first-teamers beforehand.

Fabio Borini and Glen Johnson are likely to be the players shifted to raise transfer funds, with Liverpool spending big on a host of unsuccessful signings during the summer transfer window.

Henry wants the club to be more cautious in January, but recognises the need for improvements if they can be brought in on the cheap.

Stoke City’s £15m-rated keeper Asmir Begovic is also an option if a move for Cech is not successful.

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