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Liverpool target Arsenal's Gael Clichy

Liverpool have followed up their signing of Jordan Henderson with a £5m bid for Arsenal's Gael Clichy.

Having refused an extension to his contract, which expires next summer, Arsenal will be tempted to cash in on their French left-back for £5m-6m this summer rather than lose him on a free transfer next year.

Kenny Dalglish looks set to raid the Kop coffers once more after the £20m capture of Henderson to address a weakness in his squad. During last season both Glen Johnson and teenager Jack Robinson were deployed at left-back, with Paul Konchesky having been sent packing to Nottingham Forest.

Having been linked with Newcastle's Luis Enrique and Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre, the Scot's attention has now been drawn to 25-year-old Clichy, who himself has been linked with a stack of European clubs - including Barcelona - since the breakdown of his contract extension.

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