Liverpool intensify £3m chase for former Barca star

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Liverpool have continued their chase of Dutch international Mark Van Bommel after the player's agent confirmed an enquiry.

The Bayern Munich enforcer is expected to make a Bundesliga exit after the club failed to agree a new contract with the player, and Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is thought to be keen on bringing the player to the Barclays Premier League.

AC Milan, Wolfsburg and Spurs have also been linked with the player, whose contract is set to expire this summer. However, it's the Reds who have made the first move, according to agent Mino Raoila.

"I know about Liverpool's interest, but other offers are currently more interesting," Raoila told Bild.

"I cannot guarantee 100% that he will stay (with Bayern), but there is no rush with negotiations - I just have to do a good job. I have got to find Mark the perfect club and we still have enough time for that."


Liverpool have money to spend following the arrival of NESV as the club's new owners at the end of summer, with chairman John W. Henry set to offer Dalglish a war chest in the region of £35 million.

An attacking foil for Fernando Torres is thought to be the priority at Anfield, although 'King Kenny' is keen to strengthen in a variety of positions on Merseyside with Liverpool linked to a string of different players.

The opportunity to land Van Bommel on the cheap is also enticing for Liverpool, and the player's previous admission of a desire to play in England makes them current favourites to land the £3 million valued 33-year-old.

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