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Liverpool target distances himself from AC Milan rumours

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Liverpool have received a timely boost in their alleged pursuit of Guillermo Ochoa, after the Ajaccio goalkeeper's agent distanced him from a possible switch to AC Milan.

TalkSPORT reports how the 28-year-old is set to leave the French club upon the expiry of his contract this summer, and has already received offers from a number of different suitors.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been credited with an interest in bringing Ochoa to Anfield, as he looks to bring in a solid back-up for current first-choice stopper Simon Mignolet.

The Mexico international has proved to be a dependable custodian during his three seasons in Ligue 1, and would likely welcome the opportunity to move to the Premier League.

Ochoa has been trailed by Liverpool scouts for the past two years, but the Merseyside outfit will face competition for his signature, despite the fact his representative Jorge Berlanga has not heard anything from AC Milan.

"There has been no contact," he told Calciomercato when responding to speculation linking his client with the San Siro. "My client is fascinated by Italy, but at the moment there is nothing.

"Renewal is not an option at the moment. We are already talking with other teams, but they are not Italian. France and Spain? We have several options in these countries, but also in other championships.

"Obviously I cannot name names, but the market for goalkeepers will be very active in the summer."

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