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Liverpool target in 'preliminary talks' over move - reports

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The Lyon future of reported Liverpool target Michel Bastos appears to be hanging in the balance, after the Brazilian's representative claimed a number of clubs are chasing his client.

According to, the Reds are one of the sides believed to monitoring the situation of the 27-year-old, along with Inter Milan and Barcelona.

And, although Bastos' agent was able to confirm interest in the former Lille man, he did not reveal whether or not Liverpool had made an approach.

"All of them are big clubs and, indeed, two of them called me to find out if the player would be interested and to possibly speak to him about their project," said Emmanuel De Kerchove.

"But these have been preliminary talks, nothing concrete.

"I repeat, by the end of next week we should know more."


A versatile left-sided player, Bastos would be able to plug Liverpool's problematic full-back position, but also cause a threat in a more advanced role.

Liverpool are keen to find a long-term solution at left-back this summer, after Paul Konchesky failed to cement himself in the position after moving to Anfield last summer.

Fabio Aurelio and Emiliano Insua are currently the only recognised senior left-sided defenders on the Liverpool books, but the former has struggled with injuries, while the latter is expected to leave the club during the transfer window.

Glen Johnson was employed on the left last season during the tenure of Kenny Dalglish, but Liverpool are expected to bring in a successor to Konchesky.

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