Liverpool face competition from three clubs in the race to sign Scott Dann this summer, according to reports.

Aston Villa have joined the race following Alex McLeish's appointment at Villa Park, according to Sky Sports, whilst the Daily Mail claims Stoke City have launched a £12 million bid for the player. Arsenal are also thought to be keen on the player.

Kenny Dalglish has long been linked with a move for the player, with the Reds thought to be monitoring the player as far back as January with regards to a Liverpool switch.

SkySports reported last week that Liverpool had once again set their sights on the player after missing out on Phil Jones, but the £10 million valuation will now have to be upped following the big-money offer from Tony Pulis.

A boyhood Liverpool fan, the move to Anfield would fulfil a lifelong dream for the player, although other options are set to be placed on the table of Birmingham.


 

The Npower Championship club were originally keen to keep hold of Dann, but former manager McLeish is now targeting the player as he looks to be reunited with the player. The Scot has reportedly urged Randy Lerner to bankroll his first move as manager of the Villains in a transfer that would not go down well at St Andrew's.

Liverpool view the former Walsall defender as a long-term acquisition, with the 24-year-old potentially taking over the role of Jamie Carragher on Merseyside given his original roots in the area.

However, it will be down to the management at Birmingham to make a decision on the player, and with the club yet to comment on the issue, Dann's future currently hangs in the balance.

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