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Lille defender Aurelien Chedjou would welcome a move to Liverpool

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Cameroon international defender Aurelien Chedjou has confirmed he wants to leave Lille after being linked with several clubs.

The 27-year-old could be a target for Premier League duo Liverpool and Newcastle as well as Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Sky Sports report that, although under contract at Lille, Chedjou sees his future elsewhere, he said: "Nothing is done with any club. Yes, I want to move from Lille and get another experience of my life."

The prospect of a move to England would excite Chedjou has previously spent time in Spain with Villarreal's youth team.

Liverpool could be a suitable destination for the powerful centre-back as they seek to find a replacement for recently retired Jamie Carragher.

Carragher's retirement and Brendan Rodger's apparent reluctancy to put faith in Sebastian Coates means a centre-back could be high on the Reds manager's list of priorities when he dips into the summer transfer market.

Lille and Liverpool have done business together as recently as 2011 when a deal was struck to allow Joe Cole to spend a season on loan in northern France.

Having finished seventh in the league this season there's no doubt Liverpool will look to strengthen in the summer as Rodgers aims to return the club to the top four of the Premier League.

Captain Steven Gerrard has already expressed his desire to see improvements to the squad amid fears the club may be left behind if they fail to invest.

Asked about possibly joining the Anfield club, Chedjou said: "Liverpool could be great. An enormous club with fantastic fans and the Kop to add."

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