Liverpool 'Konchesky replacement' chase takes another twist - Wenger joins race for African

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Liverpool have been joined by Arsenal in the race to sign Taye Taiwo, according to reports.

The Marseille defender has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks as Kenny Dalglish searches for a long-term left back replacement for Paul Konchesky.

Taiwo is thought to be one of a number of players on the Liverpool shortlist for the position, although interest had cooled with the player thought to be close to agreeing a deal with Benfica.

However, reports in The People claim a deal is yet to be finalised with the Portuguese side, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made contact with the player according to the paper.

The defender is set to become available on a free transfer in the summer after failing to agree new terms on a deal at the Stade Veledrome, and could sign for a club outside of France on a pre-contract agreement.

Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli is thought to be an admirer of the player, and has been involved in the Merseysiders' tracking of the 25-year-old.

Jose Enrique, Fabio Coentrao and Oscar Wendt are also thought to be on Dalglish's radar, with Liverpool almost certain to make a move in the position come the end of the season.


Arsenal are reportedly in the market for a left back amidst uncertainty surrounding the future of Gael Clichy, and Taiwo has emerged as a potential candidate for the Emirates outfit.

Arsene Wenger is thought to still have contacts in his homeland, and is a regular watcher of Ligue 1 football. With a scouting network across France, the defender could be a potential replacement should Arsenal require a player in the position.

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