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The race is on for Sevilla defender Federico Fazio as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers faces a fight with a host of clubs.
Rodgers knows he needs to add some steel to his backline in the summer if they are to progress in the Champions League and push for the Premier League title.
The Argentine impressed last term with the Spanish club, playing a key role as they finished fifth in La Liga while also going on to win the Europa League and they would like to keep him, but need to renegotiate his buy-out clause to do that as at £8m it is not deterring anyone.
Fazio's exploits have made a number of clubs sit up and take notice as Manchester United, Everton and Barcelona are all interested in acquiring his services, despite the fact he remains under contract until 2018 with the Andalusian club.