Liverpool linked with player-plus-cash deal for 'Konchesky replacement'

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Liverpool have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Jose Enrique with news that Newcastle are keen on Paul Konchesky.

The left back, brought to Anfield by former boss Roy Hodgson, has quickly fallen out-of-favour at Anfield and has spent the closing part of the current season on loan at Nottingham Forest.

A former West Ham and Fulham defender, Konchesky is thought to be keen on a move away from Merseyside after the previous manager got the axe, and claims St. James' Park is a potential future destination for the player.

The news coincides with Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's interest in Spanish player Enrique, whose stock has rapidly risen after a string of impressive performances in the Barclays Premier League.

Enrique admitted that he would be 'happy' to leave the Toon last week, fuelling speculation that the former Villarreal star would be making an exit at the end of the season.


Oscar Wendt, Gael Clichy and Taye Taiwo have all been linked with Liverpool moves since January, but the Magpies player is regarded as the Reds' top target by most sources.

It's thought that a fee in the region of £8 million will be needed to land the 25-year-old, although Liverpool could look to cut that price significantly with Konchesky, who worked with Alan Pardew during his time at Upton Park.

The former Charlton boss believes he can get the best out of the player once again, according to, news that is encouraging Liverpool boss Dalglish to pursue his interest.

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