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Old 14-07-2011, 00:11   #67
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Liverpool agree fee with Aston Villa for Stewart Downing

Jul 14, 2011 12:20:00 AM

Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that they have agreed a fee with Aston Villa for winger Stewart Downing.

The Anfield side were understood to have had a £15 (€17m) million offer for the England international turned down earlier this summer but have now come back with an increased bid to land their man.

Arsenal reportedly made an enquiry for the winger but Downing favoured a move to Anfield with Kenny Dalglish keen to add to his growing English contingent following the January arrival of Andy Carroll and the summer acquisition of Jordan Henderson.

New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish was keen to keep Downing after losing Ashley Young to Manchester United within days of joining the club, but the midfielder is now free to discuss terms with Liverpool after they agreed a reported fee of around £20m (€22.7m).

Liverpool have also recently completed the signing of former Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, who made his debut in a 4-3 friendly victory over Guandong in Asia on Wednesday.

The signing of Downing would take the club's summer spending far beyond the £40m (€45m) mark as they aim to mount a challenge on the top four next season.

Is Comiolli the dumbest DS in football or what, dude has overpaid for almost every player they bought. And what is with Dalglish's English fetish?

Carroll - 35 million pounds

Henderson - 20 million pounds

Adam - 9 million pounds

Downing - 20 million pounds

The only one worth the money is Suarez, who ironically is the ONLY one who isnt English...

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