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Liverpool chase Sporting Lisbon midfield star Joao Carlos Teixeira

Published 19/01/2012 | 10:50

LIVERPOOL manager Kenny Dalglish has confirmed the club's interest in signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira.

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The Reds have been linked with the 19-year-old, who impressed against them playing for the Portuguese side in the NextGen series this season.

Teixeira is out of contract in the summer and Liverpool are ahead of a number of top European clubs after reportedly making an £850,000 bid.

"There might be something about that," Dalglish said.

Asked whether the teenager would be a contender for a first-team squad place the Scot replied: "No, he's only a kid."

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