AC Milan have reportedly targeted Newcastle left back Jose Enrique, and have attended games to scout the star as interest from Liverpool grows.
The Journal is claiming that scouts have been watching Enrique, as Milan go on the attack for Enrique’s signature. Liverpool had thought to have a done deal with the star, whose teammate Andy Carroll moved to the Merseyside club in January for a record £35 million deal, but AC Milan reportedly believe they can coax Enrique into an Italian move.
The Spaniard has left the door open for a possible move to another club, recently telling the BBC: "If I have to continue here [at Newcastle], I'm happy. If I have to go to another club, I'm happy in England.
"If I have to go to another league, I'm happy.
"I just want to play football - it's my life and it's best for me."
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson recently told Norwegian TV that Kenny Dalglish had already done a deal with Enrique, with the Kop manager desperate to get the left back to move to the Anfield club.
“From what I've heard, yes the deal has been done and he will come to Liverpool,” Thompson said.
“It'll be interesting because he's done very well. He had a difficult first season coming into the Premier League a couple of years ago but he really understands the game now.
“He's one of those full backs who is good going forward but he's also a good defender and I think that is the main thing.”
But with AC Milan coming into play for Enrique, the price the BBC quoted of £15 million for the star could significantly rise, and like in the case of Carroll, Newcastle will be hard pressed to say no.
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