Liverpool braced for Barcelona bid

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger

Danish defender Daniel Agger could be leaving the Premier League at the end of the season as Barcelona prepares an offer for the Liverpool centre-back.

The Spanish La Liga leaders will be looking for a future replacement for Carles Puyol (34), as the skipper faces the end of his career and the club plans to rejuvenate the defence, the Mirror reports.

The Catalans are ready to approach Liverpool with a formal bid, although the Reds seem likely to resist given the club already faces a back-four change this summer.

With Jamie Carragher hanging up his boots at the end of the season, Skrtel likely to be sold and Sebastian Coates failing to meet the expectations, keeping Daniel Agger is a top priority for the club.

The Spanish giants targeted the 28 year-old last season after first priority Thiago Silva signed with PSG, and the club have been keeping tabs on the Danish since then.

Manager Brendan Rodgers counts on Agger as the focal point in the back-four. The club could be preparing three signings for that line, possibly funded with the sale of Andy Carroll as West Ham seem to have decided not to keep the player after a six-month loan.

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