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Martin Skrtel keen on Liverpool contract extension despite Wolfsburg interest

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel looks likely to commit his long term future to the club and is close to securing a new contract, putting paid to reported interest from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, according to Metro.

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The Slovakian man mountain, who has impressed this season, is out of contract at the end of the season which led to speculation over his future from Wolfsburg and Napoli, where previous manager Rafa Benitez works.

Despite that, Skrtel’s agent Karol Csonto claims his client is almost ready to sign on the dotted line of an extension with the Reds.

He said, “The only offer which is lying on Martin Skrtel’s table right now is the extension of his contract from Liverpool.We have been working on the details, and we will be finalising it soon.

“It is not true that he has some offer from the German club. I don’t know anything even about their interest.”

Skrtel has been at Anfield since Rafael Benitez brought him to the club from Zenit St. Petersburg in the January 2008 transfer window, for a fee of £6.5m.

He has been an impressive figure since his arrival, imposing his physical presence on the Premier League and it is understandable his services would want to be retained.

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