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Liverpool set to miss out on La Liga target?

Liverpool could be set to miss out on reported target Seydou Keita after the Barcelona star was said to be closing in on a move to China by Mundo Deportivo.

The Mali international has long-been linked with Liverpool and the Mail Online suggested in February that Keita he could be heading to Anfield in a £2 million deal this summer.

It was claimed Liverpool were short of central midfield cover and the 32-year-old was believed to be the ideal man to bolster their options.

However Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo now report Chinese club Dalian Aerbin are negotiating with Keita’s representatives over a reported two and a half year contract for the player said to be worth €6million.

Keita joined Barcelona from fellow La Liga outfit Sevilla in  May 2008, with the Catalans reportedly meeting the player’s buyout clause of €14million at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

The former Lens and and Lorient midfielder has since played over 100 games for Barcelona and has won three league titles, two Copa del Reys, and two Champions Leagues at the Camp Nou.

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