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Swedish star ready to snub Liverpool

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Rasmus Elm is ready to snub Liverpool in the summer by rejecting a move to Anfield in order to stay with AZ Alkmaar, according to Metro.

 

Liverpool have long been linked with a £7 million move for the midfielder as they go about adding to their squad after a disappointing season, with the Reds said to keen on concluding a deal before the start of Euro 2012.

 

However Elm has committed his future to the Eredivisie side by revealing he is happy to stay put after the European Championships, although he did leave the door open to a move by hinting he will decide his future after the tournament.

 

“I say to all the clubs, I will wait until after the European Championships,” he told Voetbal International.

 

"I hope to take a step forward in my career, but it is far from certain I will leave this summer. I feel good at AZ."

 

Elm has just 12 months left on his contract and has attracted interest from numerous clubs along with Liverpool, including Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Newcastle, who have all sent scouts to watch the free-kick specialist this season.

 

However it is Liverpool who remain the most keen on landing the 24-year-old, although whether the Reds will land the talented midfielder largely depends on whether rumours suggesting manager Kenny Dalglish will have a limited transfer budget this summer prove to be true - a problem that could be amplified if Elm's value is inflated by a successful tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

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