Liverpool

Liverpool face battle for French star

diakite.jpgRumours arriving in the Football Transfer Tavern today suggest that Liverpool face competition from Roma in the battle to sign French centre half Modibo Diakite who is available for a free transfer.

talkSPORT report that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is desperate to add defensive reinforcements during the summer given uncertainty over the future of Martin Skrtel and also the retirement of Jamie Carragher and has eyed the 26-year-old as the perfect acquisition.

The Lazio star sees his contract expire during the summer and he could walk out of the Italian club to join Liverpool on a Bosman transfer.

However, according to talkSPORT, the Reds now have a serious contender for his signature in Lazio’s fierce rivals in the chase

Reports in Italy indicate that Roma manager Aurelio Andreazzoli is desperate to beat Liverpool to Diakite and it would be a simple move for the 6 ft 4 in defender.

Will the French star be making the switch to Anfield? Rate this rumour below.

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