Liverpool striker target turned down Premier League switch yesterday

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Liverpool striker target Amauri has reportedly turned down the chance to move to the Barclays Premier League.

The Juventus hitman has been given permission to leave the Serie 'A' outfit, and Liverpool had been linked with a move throughout January.

However, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham were the two teams to make an official move this month, according to the player's agent.

"The truth is that we have said no to two English clubs: West Bromwich and Fulham," Ernesto Bronzetti told Sky Italia.

"These two clubs are not at his level. Why would Amauri and his family go to England for teams like these, in a country where they do not even know the language?"


Liverpool were thought to be a team that appealed to the player, but the Reds have turned their attentions elsewhere as Fernando Torres heads for an Anfield exit.

The Reds have also reportedly had an approach for Mario Gomez rejected, but Liverpool had other irons in the fire as they search for a replacement for the Spanish star.

Andy Carroll is close to agreeing a deal to join Liverpool in a £35 million move, and the player has similar attributes to Amauri but is eight years his junior.

The signing shows great ambition from Liverpool, with owners NESV delivering on their promise of investing heavily in the club on young players.

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