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Liverpool 'involved' in free transfer defender talks

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Liverpool are one of the English clubs in talks with defender Oscar Wendt, according to reports.

The Swedish international defender has emerged as a top target for a number of clubs across Europe, with his current contract at FC Copenhagen set to expire in the summer and the player set to become available on a free transfer.

Kenny Dalglish has been linked with the player for some time now, but the Metro reports that Liverpool are 'involved' in talks for the players, as are Newcastle United and Championship leaders QPR. A number of other unnamed English clubs are also thought to be monitoring the sutuation.

The player has previously stressed his desire to play in Britain, but confirmed that Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon have also been in contact with his agent.

"Sporting are one of the clubs we are talking to, then we have decided to not name the others," Wendt told newspaper Sportbladet.

"But my agent has serious talks with them. Nothing is decided, but I am not stressed about it. I want to find a club which feels right."


 

The Reds are thought to have highlighted the left back position as a priority, with Dalglish keen to find a long-term replacement for Paul Konchesky at Anfield. The summer signing is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, and tipped to make a permanent Liverpool exit in the summer.

Glen Johnson has filled in at the position under Dalglish, but the England international is seen as a temporary fix with the Merseysiders keen to make an addition as soon as possible.

Jose Enrique, Taye Taiwo and Cristian Ansaldi have all speculatively been linked with a move to the Merseysiders, with Dalglish thought to have a long wish list of potential players for the position at Liverpool.

Wendt appears to represent the best value for money given his current contract situation, and with Liverpool keen to spend on players in other positions could be the player the Reds go for come the end of the season.

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