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Is Paul Konchesky heading to Liverpool?

Time for another transfer saga straight from the Sky Sports studios in Isleworth. A story carried prominently on the Sky Sports website this morning declares that Liverpool are ‘closing in’ on Paul Konchesky.

The report claims that Liverpool have dropped their interest in PSV defender Carlos Salicido in favour of a move for Konchesky as the Fulham defender only has a year left on his Craven Cottage contract. Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, who claimed he wouldn’t be raiding his former club during his first press conference at Anfield, has identified left back as a problem position to be solved before the close of the transfer window and Konchesky is apparently keen to be reunited with his former manager on Merseyside.

As usual, there are no quotes to substantiate these inferences – but expect it to feature pretty strongly on the rolling sports news channel. It will be interesting to if Konchesky’s included in the side to face Port Vale this evening.

The former England international, who has made 122 appearances for the Whites since moving from West Ham for £1.5m in 2007, missed Fulham’s first game of the season at Bolton but returned to the starting line-up for Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United. Sky Sports suggest Hodgson would be willing to part with £3.5m to sign Konchesky. Watch this space.