Friday, July 19, 2013

Liverpool Trumped By Sevilla In Gameiro Chase

Liverpool is set to miss out on PSG striker Kevin Gameiro with Sevilla using the cash from Alvaro Negredo's move to Manchester City to bring the striker to Spain.

Reports in Spain suggest that Liverpool had agreed a deal with PSG to take the French international to Anfield.

But with Sevilla now looking for a replacement for Negredo, and with £20m in their pocket, the Andalusians are now in a position to gazump Liverpool's bid.

Sevilla are reportedly aware of the difficulty of becoming involved in negotiations at this late stage but remain optimistic that a deal can be arrived at that would see Gameiro heading for Spain rather than England.

Gameiro moved to PSG in an 11m euro move in 2011 after scoring 50 goals in 108 games at Lorient.

But the 26-year-old struggled for playing time last season behind the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiele Lavezzi at Parc de Princes.

And Gameiro appears to have fallen further down the pecking order with the £55m arrival of Edinson Cavani.

At the end of last season Gameiro spoke of his willingness to move on from PSG in order to secure playing time saying: "I want to play football every time, I am no different to any player.

"It is difficult to sit on the bench but all big clubs in Europe have the same problems, you can't play every game.

"I always wanted to play abroad. At the end of the season we can decide about my future."

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund were previously also credited with an interest in the player.

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