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  21/01/2013: Liverpool Favourites To Land Diakite'
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It is believed that Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Lazio's French centre-back, Mobido Diakite'.

Both player and agent have been embroiled in a contractual war with Lazio President Claudio Lotito. Lotito has offered Diakite' a deal that would see him earn the same as Giuseppe Biava but Diakite' has been holding out for more in order to receive parity with Lazio's highest paid defenders.

With the club having brought in Michael Ciani in the summer and with Petkovic fielding Lorik Cana in defence recently, space is limited for Diakite' and with his contract expiring in less than six months, Lotito is expected to cash in to the highest bidder.

That bidder looks set to be Liverpool. The Merseyside club are lining up a replacement for Uruguayan Sebastian Coates who has failed to establish himself at the club with Wigan Atheltic showing an interest. A summit is said to be taking place today to see if a deal can be reached between Lazio and Liverpool.

In other news, Swedish forward Jiloan Hamad has revealed that Lazio are paying closing attention to him and that a summer move may be on the cards. Igli Tare has also identified Enis Gavaraj as a possible acquisition for the Primavera. The 17 year-old left winger is an Albanian U-19 international.
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