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Liverpool are hoping to beat Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham to the services of Alex Song, and hope to take the Barcelona midfielder on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent £10 million transfer next summer.
The London Metro cites a report in Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, which suggests the Cameroon international has been lined up as the Reds 10th transfer window addition.
Barcelona are eager to get rid of Song permanently, but Brendan Rodgers would prefer a temporary transfer to Anfield with the option to buy at the end of 2014-15 based on how the player performs.