Dynamo Moscow defender Leandro Fernandez is interesting Liverpool.

Moscow sources say the Reds and Lazio have both held preliminary talks with Dynamo, according to reports in Russia, but they are reluctant to let the Argentine leave for less than £8.5million.

The 26-year-old has only been on the fringes of the national team but would not need a work permit because he holds an Italian passport.

The solid defender has been a favourite at Dynamo since joining from River Plate in 2006 and was named the club's player of the year in his first season in the Russian Premier League.