Liverpool starlet target flattered by €8 million interest

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Reported Liverpool target Etienne Capoue has revealed his pleasure at being linked with a move.

The 22-year-old Toulousse midfielder has been on the radar of Europe's elite clubs for some time, with Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson one of the managers thought to be interested.

Barcelona are also believed to be tracking the player, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also a long-term admirer of the former French U21 international.

Liverpool were first linked with the player in 2009, but Capoue stated at the time that he wanted to prove himself in Ligue 1 first rather than move to somewhere like Anfield.

Now, following renewed interest from the Reds and other clubs, according to the French press, the player has stated his pleasure at being linked with prestigious clubs like Liverpool.

“Yes, it’s nice but I don’t want to think about a big club move until next season. I just want to have a big season here and then make my decision. If I can do that, I’ll be very happy,” Live4Liverpool quote the player as saying.

A defensive midfielder who made his senior debut in December 2007, Capoue has built a solid reputation in France for his tough-tackling all-action style.

Hodgson is thought to have highlighted 'five or six' players on his transfer wishlist in January, and whilst the Liverpool boss is thought to be keen on strengthening immediately he may wait until the summer to make his move for Capoue.

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