Saturday, 16th July, 2011

Despite Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli hinting that the club’s serious transfer business could be at an end following the signing of Stewart Downing from Aston Villa, reports from France indicate Aly Cissokho is still on the Reds’ wanted list.

Linked with several left backs throughout the transfer window, Liverpool have yet to add a player in that position, with Gael Clichy opting to move from Arsenal to Manchester City, snubbing the Merseyside club, while Newcastle have demanded top dollar for Spanish full back Jose Enrique.

This has left Liverpool looking across the channel to Lyon left back Aly Cissokho, even though the Frenchman, by all accounts, endured a disappointing 2010/11 season at the Stade Gerland.

According to Le Parisien, Liverpool are involved in negotiations with Lyon that will run throughout the weekend and could result in the 23-year-old landing at Anfield next week.

Lyon, who paid FC Porto €15M in 2009 for the highly-rated defender, are said to be willing to accept just €10M for Cissokho, a substantial loss.

Given Les Gones proficiency in the transfer market and their reputation as shrewd operators, the suggestion of a loss on Cissokho is surprising.

For Liverpool however, Cissokho may yet represent the solution to their left back problems.

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