Transfer Rumours: Liverpool Want Lazio Defender Modibo Diakite

Liverpool FC and Inter Milan are showing interest in Lazio centre-back Modibo Diatkite according to Italian TV station Sky Sports 24.
Liverpool Target Modibbo Diakite
The French defender joined Lazio from Pescara in 2006 and has played 25 times for the Serie A side in 2012/2013.

With the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Thomas Ince set to join Liverpool at the start of the January transfer window, there has been little suggestion that Brendan Rodgers would look to beef up his options at the back.

Diakite was linked with Inter Milan earlier this month after rejecting a new deal at Lazio but the Nerazzurri denied they were interested in the 25-year-old defender.

With his contract up in June, Liverpool are reportedly joined in the race for Diakite by Russian side Terek Grozny.

Diakite has been in negotiations with Lazio for a number of weeks who want to secure him for another 4 years but Diakite looks set to move on, either in January or next summer.