Liverpool are set to continue their current spending spree, with Goal.com reporting that the reds are on the verge of securing Lyon’s highly-rated left back Aly Cissokho for a fee believed to be approximately €10m (£8.7m).
The 23 year-old defender joined the Ligue 1 side in 2009 for a reported fee of €15m from Portuguese outfit Porto. The Stade Gerland side have struggled in recent years after winning the French championship a record seven years in a row.
Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas is keen to add funds to a squad in desperate need of invigorating, and is willing to make a loss on their marauding full-back.
Under new owner John Henry, Liverpool can not be accused of being tight-fisted. Capturing Luis Saurez and Andy Carroll for a combined fee of £57m in the January transfer window. The Scot has already brought in Adam, Henderson and Downing this summer, bringing his spending thus far to the nice round sum of £100m.
After landing a host of attacking talent, Dalglish is keen to secure a world-class left-back, an area in which they struggled during the last campaign. According to French publication Le Parisien, Comolli and Dalglish have identified Cissokho as the solution to the problematic position.
Perhaps this signing more than any other, will stamp king Kenny’s mark on this current Liverpool squad. Cissokho’s foray’s down the left-flank and superb crossing will fit in perfectly with Dalglish’s vision of how his Liverpool side should be playing.