Liverpool 'set to secure' Comolli winger target signing

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Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a deal for French winger Sylvain Marveaux.

The Rennes star has rejected a new deal at the Ligue 1 club, and is poised to make a free summer switch amidst interest from a host of club across Europe.

Kenny Dalglish has been linked with the player for several months now, and the Sunday Mirror claims that Liverpool are 'set to secure' the player's signature on a free transfer under the Bosman Ruling.

Damien Comolli, director of football at Anfield, has been monitoring the situation at the Route de Lorient for some time, and is a known admirer of the versatile winger.

The national newspaper report goes on to claim the Frenchman is moving quickly to tie up a deal for the player as competition to Liverpool grows for the signature both in England and abroad.

24-year-old Marveaux has made over 100 league appearances for the club after graduating from the youth team in 2006, and was capped 11 times at Under 21 level for Les Bleus.

The versatile midfielder can play on either flank, and with Dalglish known to be in the market for a winger it's no surprise that the link has grown stronger between Liverpool and the player.

A left back, striker and defensive midfielder are also thought to be on the agenda at Anfield, with the Scottish boss looking to spend in the summer as he puts his own stamp on the team at Liverpool.

It's the wing position that has led to much speculation though, with Ashley Young, Matt Jarvis and Eden Hazard all thought to be on a shortlist of players being put together by the Reds.

Marveaux's free availability makes him an attractive target for a number of clubs, although club owners Fenway Sports Group proved in January that they are willing to back the manager financially in the transfer market.

Dalglish is poised for a busy summer come the end of the season, but with Comolli eager to secure the signing of his compatriot, Marveaux could become one of the first to join the Reds were they able to secure a pre-contract agreement in the coming weeks.

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