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Liverpool & Spurs dealt Cissokho blow

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Valencia defender Aly Cissokho.

The French international full-back has been linked with both the Reds and Spurs this summer, despite only moving to the Mestalla stadium from Lyon last summer.

Los Che are facing financial difficulties, and a number of their players - including striker Roberto Soldado - could be on their way out of the club.

Cissokho is happy to reveal that some clubs are interested in his services, but the 25-year-old is happy in his current home and has no plans to leave the club.

"Every player at the club is being linked with a move because of the financial situation at the club," he said, according to Sky Sports.

"I have some clubs interested (in me) but I am happy here at Valencia. Under Pellegrino I played a lot, but I didn't play much under Valverde although I played in an important game in the Champions League (against PSG)."

The Sunday People reported last month that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was hoping to lure the left-sided defender to Anfield for £4million.

Jose Enrique's future is far from certain at Anfield, with the Spaniard in and out of the side last season.

Cissokho’s arrival would raise further questions about his status at Liverpool, but a move no longer appears likely.

Tottenham Hotspur are another club who struggled at left-back last season, with Benoit Assou-Ekotto missing a number of games through injury.

Andre Villas-Boas used Kyle Naughton in the position on a number of occasions, whilst Danny Rose will also be hoping to make his mark for Spurs at White Hart Lane after returning from a loan spell.

Cissokho would have added European experience at Tottenham if he were to arrive in north London this summer, but again a move now looks unlikely.

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