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Liverpool plan swoop for highly-rated Spanish midfielder

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Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in young Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year old is currently on loan at Rayo Vallecano from Athletico Madrid and has made 18 appearances so far this season for the Spanish outfit.

Brendan Rodgers has reportedly held a secret meeting with Niguez's father, in order to try and coax the youngster to the Premier League.

This will most likely prove to be difficult as Niguez has a fixed price of £8million in his current contract which will not put off Liverpool.

The player is also regarded very highly by parent club Atletico Madrid and is putting in some top class performances this season - despite Vallecano winning only five of their 20 games so far, and finding themselves 19th in the Liga BBVA.

With Lucas Leiva being forced onto the sidelines for a lengthy spell and Joe Allen looking below par so far this campaign, Liverpool could certainly benefit from some back-up in the holding midfield area.

The Anfield giants were linked with Brazilian midfielder Romulo earlier this week but a move looked unlikely due to the player having missed the last 18 months of football with a knee injury.

There were also rumours of a loan move for former Manchester City player Nigel de Jong but they are yet to follow up their initial interest.

Despite the mass of speculation, it looks unlikely that Brendan Rodgers will bring in any players, particularly after main target Mohamed Salah joined Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Rodgers remains confident that the deal has not reached a forgone conclusion despite the club confirming on their official website that an agreement had been reached with FC Basel for the 21-year-old Egyptian winger.

However the Northern Irishman believes that the current Liverpool team have come so far already, and remains sceptical that a signing is entirely necessary.

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