TALKSPORT – Liverpool close in on loan deal for French defender

Liverpool are closing in on a loan deal for Valencia defender Aly Cissokho. Brendan Rodgers is on the hunt for a new left-back – reports at the weekend suggested he had made an unsuccessful attempt to land Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea – and Cissokho is a long-standing target. Terra claim Valencia and Liverpool are in advanced negotiations, with the Reds prepared to pay an initial loan fee of £850,000 with the option to buy him outright for £3.4m next summer.

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TALKSPORT – Brendan Rodgers insists it will take something ‘drastic’ to prise Luis Suarez from Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers insists it will take something ‘drastic’ to happen to prise Luis Suarez away from Anfield – while stressing that no player is bigger than the club. The Uruguayan striker has made no secret of his desire to leave Merseyside this summer, and Arsenal have had a £30m bid rejected. But Rodgers appears determined to keep the 27-year-old at the club.

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