Liverpool wing wizard target set for Serie 'A' - reports

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Liverpool winger target Eljero Elia is set to join Juventus in the closing stages of the transfer window.

TalkSPORT reports that the Dutch international has been given permission to fly to Italy to discuss personal terms over a Serie 'A' switch, with the 24-year-old granted special dispensation to leave the Holland squad.

It's reported that the Bianconeri have now agreed a deal in principle with Hamburg to sign the player, although formalities need to be completed ahead of tomorrow's deadline at 11pm.

Liverpool have long been linked with the player, and were reportedly considering a bid last summer after Elia impressed for his nation during the World Cup in South Africa.

Kenny Dalglish has already spent big strengthening his squad at Anfield, with Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson all brought in to bolster the Liverpool midfield.


However, the Scot revealed last week that he's under pressure to bring in more players on Merseyside rather than sell, with the club's American owners eager for Liverpool to continue spending.

The Reds have made a fine start to the Barclays Premier League season, and now appear set to stick with their current squad for the campaign as the window looks set to shut on Liverpool.

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