£15m Liverpool defender target 'locked in transfer talks'

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Liverpool are reportedly set to miss out on Portuguese defender Rolando.

The Porto centre back is expected to make a move away from the Estádio do Dragão after impressing a number of clubs in recent months, with Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish thought to be one of those keen on signing the player.

However, reports in Portugal claim Italian giants Juventus are deep in negotiations over a move for the player, with the pair 'locked in talks' over a potential £12.8 million move.

The Portuguese Liga outfit are reportedly holding out for £15 million though, giving Liverpool hope as the bianconeri struggle to meet the asking price.

A former Belenenses player, Rolando has been an ever-present for Os Dragões this season and has earned nine caps for his country to date.


Liverpool are keen to strengthen their squad at the first opportunity, and Dalglish has hinted at summer additions for the Reds as the Scot looks to revamp his squad.

Defence is thought to be a major area of concern for the Liverpool legend, and the 25-year-old is seen as a potential long-term addition for the Anfield outfit.

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