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Liverpool make another bid for Schalke and Greece starlet Kyriakos Papadopoulos
- Updated: July 18, 2013
Liverpool have made another bid for Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, after it appeared the English Premier League club had ended their interest in the player.
A €14 million bid has been tabled for the Greece centre-back according to German publication Bild, with a €22.5 million transfer clause existing in the 21 year-old’s current contract.
However, that clause will apparently expire at the end of this month and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has again moved for the former Olympiacos man amidst rumours of interest from Arsenal.
In June it was widely reported that Liverpool’s interest in Papadopoulos had ended given Schalke’s high asking price and the club prioritizing the chase of Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
That pursuit ended unsuccessfully – Mkhitaryan joining Borussia Dortmund – and it appears that Rodgers subsequently has money left over, which he plans to use to strengthen his defensive stocks.
Papadopoulos has failed to make a competitive appearance for club or country since November of last year however, struggling to overcome injury.