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Liverpool defender in talks over Roma switch – agent

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The agent of Liverpool left back Emiliano Insua has been in discussion with Roma representatives over a possible transfer.

The 23-year-old Argentinean spent all of last season on loan at Turkish side Galatasaray, who he was rumoured to join permanently this summer.

However, Insua's agent, Rodrigo Vilarino, has said that he is in discussion with the Serie A side about a potential move.

"We have been speaking with [Roma] director of sport [Walter] Sabatini," said Vilarino. "Insua is liked by the Giallorossi, but at the moment the situation is on standby.

"He has returned to Liverpool following his loan but I don't know his price. It depends on the Reds."


 

Roma are believed to be in the market for a young left back with experience in a top-level domestic championship after the departure of John Arne Riise to Fulham.

Liverpool have been famously chasing a left back all summer, having been linked with potential moves for Gael Clichy, Aly Cissokho, Wayne Bridge, and Jose Enrique.

The Reds played much of last season with right back Glen Johnson deputising at left back. First-choice left back under Roy Hodgson, Paul Konchesky, spent the second half of last season on loan at Npower Championship side Nottingham Forest and completed a move to Leicester City last week.

Liverpool already missed out on Clichy this summer, while Enrique seems to be holding out for a move to Arsenal as the Spaniard is desperate for Champions League football.

Cissokho, who's been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool for a number of weeks, looks to have been priced out of the move by Lyon.

A deal was reportedly close to bringing Cissokho to Anfield for £8 million, however it's understood Lyon have upped the asking price to £16 million, which has put Liverpool off.

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