Sources at the Anfield club insist that currently no deal has been struck or fee agreed, however only on Tuesday boss Rafael Benitez reiterated his desire to sign the 28-year-old midfielder, who has been the subject of an angry summer saga over a move away from Villa Park.
Liverpool have previously had four bids turned down, but despite Villa boss Martin O´Neill´s attempts to persuade his former skipper to stay, Barry has not publicly withdrawn his wish to leave the midlanders.
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