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Sunday deadline set over £14m Liverpool buy-out fee

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Alberto Aquilani's agent is to seek a lower asking price from Liverpool to engineer a move to Juventus, according to reports.

The Italian international has enjoyed a season on loan at the Serie 'A' outfit, and has previously admitted that he would be interested in making the stay at the Stadio Olimpico a permanent one.

However, Kenny Dalglish refused to close the door on Aquilani at Liverpool and claimed he could be coming back to Anfield in the summer if the two parties can't come to an agreement over the transfer fee.

Liverpool purchased Aquilani for £17 million in 2009, but after the former Roma star struggled with injuries and a lack of fitness, was sent back to his homeland in a loan deal with the bianconeri.

Both parties have been working towards an agreement, and talkSPORT claims a buy-out clause has been put in place by the Reds at £14 million. Juventus have until Sunday to decide if they are to meet the demand, with payments spread over three years.

Reports in Italy claim they will reject the figure for the 26-year-old though, leaving the midfielder in a situation where he may have to return to Liverpool.


 

TalkSPORT go on to claim that Franco Zavala, Aquilani's representative, will meet Liverpool officials and request that the fee be lowered in an effort to secure a long-term move to Turin.

It's unlikely that Liverpool will be willing to accept a loss of more than £3 million on the player, leaving both the club and player in a difficult situation. The future looks unclear for Aquilani at the moment.

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