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Brendan Rodgers has admitted that although Daniel Agger is instrumental to the way he plans to run things at Liverpool, he is prepared to sell the player if he receives a sufficiently enticing bid for him, according to reports in The Mirror.
Manchester City are very keen on signing the defender and rate him at around Â£18 million, and Mancini is becoming more impatient by the day as City have failed to make any important signing till now, and is desperate to bring Agger on board to strengthen the one area where the English champions did look fallible last season.
Rodgers accepted, "Every player has a price and top centre-halves are at a premium. Thiago Silva has left AC Milan for PSG for Â£40million. He (Agger) is one of the leading players in European football, so it is going to be a big valuation. Is he a player I want to lose? No - he understands how I want to work and can play a real pivotal part in how I want to play. But I am a realist. If someone comes in with a massive bid and it is in the best interests of the club, whether it is Daniel or any other player, you have to look at it. The reality is we don't have the money that was here. I don't have a bucket load of money to go and get in a load of players. We have to be strategic."
Liverpool play FC Gomel in their Europa League qualification round, and while Rodger declared his decision to leave Agger out of the squad for the first leg was a fitness based move, Agger's selection for the second leg will give a strong indication of the player's future as few clubs would buy him if he is cup-tied for European participation. Interestingly, the same will also be true of Andy Carroll's proposed move to Newcastle.
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