Liverpool set sights on £6m French left-back gem

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Liverpool are considering a move for Arsenal star Gael Clichy, in a move that would shock fans and pundits alike, according to the Daily Mirror.

Clichy has been a star for Arsenal this season, and with only 12 months left on his deal, the Gunners will be looking to either sell the Frenchman or organise a new deal. But with the transfer period now open, a new deal for Clichy is looking less likely.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are targeting players with Barclays Premier League experience, and see Clichy as a perfect fit for their long term left back problem.


The Merseyside club reportedly believe they can snare Clichy for as little as £6 million, which would be a bargain, considering Liverpool have just forked out £16 millon on Jordan Henderson.

While Arsene Wenger will be unhappy about losing Clichy to a rival side, should Clichy want to move on, the 25-year-old will be looking to head to a side that will challenge for trophies, particularly as Clichy hasn't won anything since the FA Cup in 2005.

Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli, believed to be behind the deal with Clichy, told the official Liverpool website yesterday that players who have Premier League experience are at the top of his target priority list.

“If a player is English or British or has played in the Premier League we'll look at that over someone who is abroad, but it could be any nationality as long as they tick the boxes and is what we need for this window and going forward,” Comolli said.

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