La Liga giants after Liverpool star

Atletico Madrid are ready to move for Liverpool’s Daniel Agger if they can offload Toby Alderweireld, according to reports from El Mundo Deportivo.

The Reds are understood to be ready to cash in on the 29-year-old Dane, with newbie Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho all ahead of him in Brendan Rodgers’ pecking order.

A switch to Tottenham or Arsenal has been mooted since Barcelona pulled out of the running, yet now it’s emerged that Atleti are leading the chase.

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The Scandinavian ace has already told Liverpool that he’s keen to leave in search of regular playing time, with a sale to a foreign club tempting for the Merseysiders.

Although the La Liga champions are interested, a swoop is dependent on the future of Alderweireld.

The Belgian centre-back – who has been linked with a move to Anfield in the past – is seen as surplus to requirements after just one season in Madrid, with the Rojiblancos eager to sell.

Interest in the classy defender from across Europe is high, and Atleti are ready to accept any tempting offers.

Although a £12m fee has been mooted for Agger, Liverpool are likely to accept a significantly lower figure to move him on in the next two weeks.