Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Liverpool duo Kewell and Riise heading for the exit

AS Roma have entered talks with Liverpool defender John Arne Riise after agreeing a fee with the English club, reports BBC. The Norwegian would cost the Giallorossi about £4.75 million pounds should he join them.
Riise has won a trio of cups since joining Liverpool in 2001. He has helped them to the FA Cup and the League cup and was instrumental in his team’s miraculous run in the Champions League in 2005, when they went on to win the cup on penalties after coming back from a three goal deficit.
However, Riise no longer seems to be first choice left-back since the return to fitness of Fabio Aurelio and he is not willing to stay at the club as a back up.
The other Liverpool player heading for the exit is Harry Kewell. The Australian’s contract runs out this summer and he is free to hold talks with other clubs. Although he is thought to be willing to stay at Liverpool, it is not known whether Rafa Benitez would offer the injury plagues winger another contract. reports that Kewell would be viewed as a replacement for Mancini who looks set to join Inter this summer. The Liverpool winger would welcome a move to AS Roman provided he cannot find any suitable offers in England.

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