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Liverpool & Spurs consider £6m Barca star bid

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Liverpool and Tottenham target Ibrahim Afellay could be available for as little as £6million this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The 26-year-old Dutch international had a reputation as one of the most highly-rated midfielders in all of Europe when he swapped PSV Eindhoven for Barcelona last year.

However, a knee ligament injury sustained in September ruled Afellay out of action for six months, and now the Catalan club are ready to sell, claims talkSPORT.

Reds owners Fenway Sports Group, who are believed to be on the verge of announcing the appointment of a new manager at Anfield, have retained a list of former transfer targets ready to pass on to their new boss - which should be confirmed as Brendan Rodgers - and Afellay is understood to be one of those names.

Spurs are also long-term admirers of the player, with Harry Redknapp interested in bringing Afellay to White Hart Lane when he first left his native Holland last year.

He could renew his interest in the Barca star, and look to beat Liverpool in the race for his signature by making the most of the fact they still, at this time, have no manager.

Afellay has been included in Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk's squad for Euro 2012 this summer, and a positive showing will be sure to raise his valuation.

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