Ligue 1 giants await Reds approach for French defender

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Liverpool have yet to make a bid for Lyon defender Aly Cissoko, according to a high-profile source at the Stade de Gerland.

Reports in France last week suggested the Reds were closing in on a deal worth around £9 million for Cissokho but that, it would appear, is not the case.

"If Liverpool is attracted in Cissokho, they have to come to us," Bernard Lacombe - special advisor to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas- told L'Equipe.

Whether or not Liverpool do formalise their alleged interest in the France international remains to be seen, but the acquisition of a new left-back is known to be a summer priority for Kenny Dalglish.


The Liverpool boss is keen to bring in a recognised left-sided full-back during the transfer window in order to solve the long standing issue in that position.

Paul Konchesky was brought to Anfield last year by then Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, but failed to make an impact on Merseyside and was subsequently sold to Leicester.

Glen Johnson - more suited to the right of defence - was employed on the left for a chunk of last season as a temporary solution for Liverpool, but it is expected the role with be filled permanently in the coming weeks.

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