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Liverpool eye La Liga raid

Liverpool have targeted a move for Real Madrid forward Jose Maria Callejon report the Daily Star.

New Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers hopes to sign the 25-year-old in the next few days according to the British newspaper, with the deal said to be costing Liverpool £7million.

Callejon came through the youth system at the Spanish club although he was allowed to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008 when he signed for Espanyol. The Motril-born forward impressed during his three-year stay in Barcelona however, prompting Madrid to pay €5.5million last summer to take him back to the capital.

Callejon has since struggled to establish himself in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up and featured mainly as substitute last term, despite scoring on 13 occasions.

Liverpool are said to have targeted Callejon after losing out in the race to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson who joined Tottenham Hotspur last week from German outfit Hoffenheim.

It is unclear what part the former Spanish under-21 international plays in Mourinho’s future plans, however a source close to the player is quoted as saying: “The chance to play for Liverpool is very attractive for the kid. They have made him an offer.”

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