Liverpool are being linked with a shock £8 million move for Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

The Benin international midfielder moved to the North East last January, but is reported to be unsettled on Wearside after a difficult start to the campaign at The Stadium of Light.

Martin O'Neill's arrival has led to a change in fortunes for both the player and club, but The Metro still claims that Liverpool are 'on alert' for the 27-year-old.

Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are also said to be interested in taking the player back to Ligue 1, but could baulk at the £15 million valuation placed on Sessegnon's head.

The same figure is likely to be an issue for Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, with the report claiming the Reds would only be prepared to pay in the region of £8 million to bring the 37-cap international to Anfield.

A string of other midfielders have also been linked with a move to Merseyside following Lucas Leiva's season-ending injury, with Seydou Keita, Eden Hazard and Yann M'Vila all speculatively placed on the club's transfer radar for January.

Whether Dalglish is looking to strengthen in the position remains up for debate however, and only time will tell as the Liverpool boss considers his options over the next 27 days.

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