Saturday, August 24, 2013

Liverpool Reject £10 Million Bid For Skrtel

Liverpool has rejected a bid of £10 million for Martin Skrtel made by Napoli, it has been reported.

According to the Daily Mail, former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez made an offer for the central defender but it was instantly rebuffed by the Premier League club.

However, it is also reported that Napoli is now preparing a second, improved offer for the defender.

It was Benitez that signed Skrtel for Liverpool back in 2008, but if he wants to secure a reunion he will have to significantly improve his offer, according to the article.

The same article reveals that Brendan Rodgers is not willing to part with any of his defenders after an injury to Sebastian Coates has left him short at the back.

Coates has suffered a serious knee injury and is set to be out for around six months.

Skrtel has been a mainstay in the Liverpool defence since his arrival at the club and has made 151 appearances for the club in his time there.

Rodgers meanwhile has signed Kolo Toure this summer to replace Jamie Carragher who retired at the end of last season.

However, if Skrtel leaves then he will surely have to go and buy another centre-half before the transfer window closes.

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