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Liverpool seeking £25 million for Agger

Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
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Daniel Agger has been linked with Man City and Barcelona © Getty Images
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ESPN understands that Liverpool will only consider an offer of £25 million for Denmark international Daniel Agger, following interest from Manchester City.

Liverpool sources have confirmed that Manchester City have made approaches over Agger, 27, but that the two sides are some way apart in their valuation of the player, who has two years left on his contract.

With talks over a new deal at Anfield having stalled, City have made their interest known and indicated that they would be willing to go as high as £18 million for the centre-back, but that falls well short of his club's valuation.

It is thought, though, that Liverpool would find it difficult to resist a bid of £22 million - the same fee that Manchester City paid rivals Everton for Joleon Lescott in 2009.

With the two sides still to find a compromise, England winger Adam Johnson could be used as a makeweight to smooth out a deal.

Agger was omitted from Liverpool's squad for last week's Europa League qualifier with Gomel in Belarus, which many saw as an indication of an impending departure, although Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers have insisted that it was purely down to concerns over fitness.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are hopeful of securing a £15 million deal for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen in the days to come, despite Swans manager Michael Laudrup insisting that the midfielder is worth £20 million.

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