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The Metro reports that Liverpool are preparing a bid for Atletico Madrid centre-half Diego Godin as a replacement for Daniel Agger, who continues to be strongly linked with a move to Manchester City.
City manager Roberto Mancini has already failed twice with his bids for the Reds' defender, but is unlikely to give up yet, and is considering a third offer for the Dane, who returned to action for Brendan Rodgers' side in their victory over FC Gomel last night.
Mancini sees Agger's defensive ability and ball-playing skills as a perfect fit at the Etihad Stadium, but has still not been able to satisfy the Reds' reported Â£27 million valuation for the player.
However, the City boss will be encouraged by Rodgers' words from earlier in the week, when the Liverpool manager said that every player had a price, and that he would be ready to do business for Agger if it benefitted the club.
"There's been contact from City but nowhere near the valuation of what the player is worth," Rodgers admitted. "You can only consider something like that if it is going to benefit you. Of course you might lose a top player but if it benefits you going forward, and you can make two or three steps because of it, you may have to consider it."
Godin is reportedly available for a considerably more affordable Â£10 million, and given his age, could be a valuable investment. Also, with Rodgers having already spent close to Â£26 million on Fabio Borini and Joe Allen, Liverpool would be happy to balance the books somewhat if they can get a bumper fee for Agger.
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