Friday, November 5, 2010

Comolli Eyeing Matuidi Reunion At Anfield

Liverpool are favourites for St Etienne captain Blaise Matuidi. The Daily Mail says Saint-Etienne are braced for bid from Liverpool for their captain Matuidi following Damien Comolli's appointment at Anfield. Comolli, who will shape the Reds' transfer policy after being appointed as director of football strategy, rates the tough-tackling France midfielder very highly. Along with Arsenal, Liverpool were already tracking the £7million-rated 23-year-old, but Comolli's arrival from Saint- Etienne gives them the upper hand in prising one of France's most promising prospects from Ligue 1. Comolli, who quit Saint-Etienne on Tuesday before his move to Liverpool was revealed, fought hard to keep Matuidi at the French club but admitted that the lure of huge club would be hard to resist. "He is our captain and a major player for us," he said only last month. "He's done well for us last season but we convinced him to stay. "But I'm not being naive, I know it will be difficult to keep him and know he will end up in England or one of the top clubs in Europe. Whoever comes for him, it will cost them a lot of money."

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