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Liverpool ‘back in race’ for £10m Asian wing wizard

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Liverpool are once again considering a transfer move for Bolton Wanderers winger Chung-Yong Lee, according to reports.

The South Korean international originally emerged on the Reds' radar back in the summer, with former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez considering an £8 million move according to the Daily Mail, as well as various other sources.

At the time, Owen Coyle urged Lee to stay at the Reebok Stadium, and it proved to be a wise choice for the 22-year-old who is now a regular starter for the Barclays Premier League outfit.

His nationality would be an additional bonus for Liverpool, with main sponsor Standard Chartered urging Kenny Dalglish to sign a player from the Asian continent to help club connect with the market.

"The real power Liverpool could do for us, and for the Premier League, is if there was a way they could nurture foreign players from Asia," said sponsorship chief Kevin Laws.


 

Predominantly playing on the right wing, Lee can also play on the left or behind the strikers, providing a versatility that the club are searching for in the transfer market this summer. Sportingo claim the Reds will have to pay in the region of £10 million to land the player.

Alongside Damien Comolli, director of football at Liverpool, Dalglish is thought to have created a transfer wish list containing wingers, central midfielders, left backs and strikers.

With Ashley Young, Eden Hazard and Dimitri Payet also reported to be on the Merseyside outfit's radar, a busy summer of activity now appears to be on the cards for Liverpool.

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