Liverpool defender target moves step closer to England – agent confirms

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Highly rated FC Porto defender Rolando could be on his way to England this summer, with Liverpool thought to be the favourites for his signature.

The heavily coveted Portuguese international looks to have moved a step closer to the Barclays Premier League after his agent Peppino Terri hinted in a recent interview:

"There's so many rumours around him at the moment, but those that are serious about him are the most powerful Italian and English clubs.

"We are waiting for an important offer to be evaluated. For now we have only received requests for information about the player."

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is known to be in the market for a central defensive addition, and has apparently earmarked Rolando as the man he wants to bring to Anfield in the summer.


Reds director of football Damien Comolli has also given the green light on a move for the 25-year-old stalwart ahead of a summer Liverpool bid, after Porto president Pinto da Costa revealed he is willing to listen to offers for Rolando.

"If any club is interested we will study their offers, if they are above the release clauses," he said.

"But the idea is to keep our players because they are all under contract."

According to the Metro, Rolando's release clause is thought to be around £20million – but that figure will unlikely deter Liverpool who have the financial backing of owners Fenway Sports Group.

Rolando is part of a Porto defence that has only dropped four points in the Primeira Liga this campaign, and interest is thought to be high in the player.

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