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.