Liverpool look to old club ties to coax a deal for EPL enforcer

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Birmingham City's highly rated central defender Scott Dann is a summer transfer target for Liverpool according to

Following the Blues relegation from the Barclays Premier League, the vultures are already circling round Alex McLeish's prized assets, and he is prepared to battle to keep the majority of his squad together.

Dann is one of the leading contenders to leave St Andrews this summer, with a number of clubs said to be considering offers for the 24-year-old stopper.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is in the market for defensive reinforcements and has reportedly earmarked Dann as the man to help sure up his Anfield back line.

Having been out of action since he tore his hamstring in the Carling Cup semi-final clash with West Ham in January, Dann's absence from the Blues line-up was a contributing factor in the club's dramatic demise.


The Kirkdale-born defender is a former Liverpool season ticket holder, and as a result would welcome a summer switch to Anfield, with the prospect of playing for the club he supported as a boy.

Dominant in the air and comfortable in possession, Dann would also fit in with the philosophy of Reds owners Fenway Sports Group to only pay hefty transfer fees for players who would have a high resale value.

The signing would provide extra competition for Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel in the heart of the Liverpool defence, as well as providing additional cover for the likes of Daniel Agger who has had a succession of injury problems and Sotirios Kyrgiakos who is set to leave Anfield this summer.

Liverpool have also been linked with moves for Gary Cahill of Bolton Wanderers, but Dann would represent better value for money as he is thought to be available for somewhere in the region of £10million.

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