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Premier League champions Manchester City have made a Â£13 million offer for Liverpool central defender Daniel Agger which new manager Brendan Rodgers promptly rejected, according to reports in the Daily Mirror. The 27 year-old has already intimated Rodgers that he would prefer a move away from Anfield and Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to be tracking the defender.
Danish international Agger started his career with the youth academy of local side Brondby and after two years with the first team, moved to join Liverpool in 2006. The defender has made over 150 appearances for the Reds during his career and is understood to be eyeing a move this summer. Although Rodgers is unwilling to let him leave, a hefty bid could force him to make the sale.
Meanwhile, City are preparing for Agger's addition by planning to offload Ivorian defender Kolo Toure. Having made few appearances last season, the defender is a target for Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, Turkish club Bursaspor and even Barcelona could snap him up if they fail to land Agger according to some rumours.
With some of the world's biggest spenders planning to sign an experienced defender this summer, Rodgers is quite likely to lose Agger this summer. A decision on the part of the player is expected within a fortnight and following spending cuts levied on Liverpool, it is highly likely the player could leave Merseyside this summer. With a shortage of funds, Rodgers may well accept a massive offer for the star, if one comes along.
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