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Liverpool face Madrid transfer fight for Dani Parejo

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Liverpool look to face a battle for the signing of Dani Parejo, with reports suggesting that Atletico Madrid have reignited their pursuit of the Valencia midfielder.

This is according to Spanish sources cited by talkSPORT, which claim that Atletico - who stand on the verge of a possible La Liga/Champions League double after a historic 2013/14 campaign - are expected to make a move for Parejo once again this summer.

Liverpool have been previously credited with an interest in Parejo, with Brendan Rodgers - whose side have made enormous progress of their own this season - presumably already thinking about the addition of high-quality new recruits at Anfield to ensure that the club are not left wanting upon their return to the Champions League.

25-year-old Parejo - who had a spell on loan at Queens Park Rangers back in 2008 - moved to Valencia from Getafe back in 2011 and has made 29 domestic appearances so far this season.

A product of Real Madrid's youth setup, Parejo was a regular for Spain's U21 setup but has yet to feature for the senior national side.

With Diego Simeone able to call upon the likes of Koke and Arda Turan, Atletico Madrid certainly do not lack options in midfield.

However, Parejo obviously has a lot of experience in La Liga and could presumably act as a replacement for one or two Atletico stars who currently appear to be attracting admiring glances from elsewhere.

With the player's current contract at the Mestalla reportedly containing a release clause of £20.5 million, he certainly won't come cheap. 

However, both Liverpool and Atletico could benefit hugely if they are willing to take such a gamble.

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