Hiddink interest in Liverpool

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Guus Hiddink's agent has denied an approach for his client from Liverpool - but believes Hiddink could be interested in taking over at Anfield in the summer.

Reports have suggested Cees van Nieuwenhuizen had held talks with the Anfield club, something the agent strongly denies.

"That's absolutely not right. Each day I'm surprised when I read comments in the newspapers in Russia, or in Italy with Juventus, or in England with Manchester City before and now Liverpool," he told BBC Radio Five Live.

The former Chelsea boss is under contract with Russia until this summer, but Van Nieuwenhuizen admitted a move to Liverpool could interest his client when that deal is through.

"It would be fair to say because it's one of the big names in global football," he said. "But if Liverpool have a problem today or tomorrow then Guus is not available. Guus is not available for any club until August 1."

Hiddink, who took over temporarily at Stamford Bridge last season following the departure of Luiz Felipe Scolari, remains close friends with Blues owner Roman Abramovich, a factor which could complicate a move to a rival club.

Van Nieuwenhuizen said: "As Guus said after he left Chelsea, he enjoyed every second of being in the Premier League with Chelsea. He still has a very strong relationship with Mr Abramovich from Chelsea.

"If he would consider a return to the Premier League I think one of the first things he would do is give a call to his friend Abramovich and say, 'I hope you don't mind if I join club A, B, C or whatever'.

"In a way it's a funny situation but on the other hand Guus is also very close with some of the people on the technical staff at Chelsea like Ancelotti, who he knows very, very well, and also Frank Arnesen, with whom he worked for a couple of years at PSV Eindhoven.

"So Guus doesn't want to interfere with the current success story that Chelsea has picked up again under Ancelotti."

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