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Liverpool are close to securing Daniel Agger from Manchester Cityâ€™s advances as a new and improved contract is being sorted out for the Danish international skipper according to reports in the Daily Mirror. The defender has been the subject of speculation regarding a move to City for a price of no less than 25 million pounds.
Losing Agger would weaken an already shaky Liverpool defence and this weekendâ€™s defeat to West Bromwich Albion only reflected his importance, though the Dane himself was sent off.
Having taken stock of the situation, Liverpool now think best to revise Aggerâ€™s wages to around 80,000 pounds a week which they hope would be enough to ward off further interest from City and persuade the defender to stay put. The deal is said to be â€˜desperately closeâ€™ to being final.
While it is tempting to realize a sizeable amount of cash from a sale to City, manager Brendan Rodgers will be better served, one thinks, at hanging onto one of Liverpoolâ€™s better performers than venture into the market to get new players.
That being said, City could still unsettle the player before the close of the transfer window, having the ability to easily double the wages being offered by Liverpool, which could prove enticing to a player who has at best one new contract left in him.
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