Friday 21 October 2016

Liverpool Transfer Talk: Reds ready to swoop for Barcelona's Spanish international

Published 19/01/2016 | 10:42

Barcelona forward Cristian Tello
Barcelona forward Cristian Tello

Reports in Italy suggest Liverpool have made a late attempt to sign Cristian Tello.

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The 24-year-old is currently on loan at Porto, but Serie A side Fiorentina were close to signing him on a loan deal, with the option to buy for £6m.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the deal between Barcelona and Fiorentina was about to be signed off, that is until Liverpool stepped in.

Apparently, this is not the first time Tello has been linked with a move to Anfield.

Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers has explained how he tried to bring Ashley Williams to Liverpool.

He told Sky Sports: "I think with Ashley, he's been very, very unfortunate. I wanted to take him to Liverpool. He was one of that rare breed who is a leader.

"Managers and coaches are looking now for leaders on the field and you've seen tonight, ball comes into the box, he's got his head on everything.

"Every single game he's up for. You see him with Wales, over 50 caps for them now.

"This is a guy who's up for every match he plays and I think he's an incredible player."

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