Liverpool have Brad Jones bid rejected

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Liverpool have had a £2million bid for Middlesbrough's Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones rejected by the Championship side.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson is keen to sign a new shot-stopper to provide competition for current first-choice keeper Pepe Reina.

Jones missed this summer's World Cup finals as he had to leave the Socceroos squad after his son was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Meanwhile, Boro boss Gordon Strachan has confirmed that he is actively trying to sell unwanted trio Mido, Didier Digard and Marvin Emnes.

"They won't be playing here this year," confirmed the former Celtic boss."It's up to themselves (what the do now), I don't decide peoples' futures.

"I speak to them and say, 'Listen, you've got assets and things you're good at and I'm sure there are teams out in Europe who will need those assets'.

"As far as I'm concerned – and I've told them this – the group I'm working with isn't going to include them and life's like that sometimes.

"You have to pick a squad of 25 now and we've picked our 25 now and they're not included.

"I hope they get a club that will suit their play and personalities because I don't like to see players not playing football."

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