Galatasaray boss Rijkaard wants talks with Liverpool's Babel

Galatasaray coach Frank Rijkaard is going for Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.

Galatasaray coach Frank Rijkaard is going for Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.

The Daily Mail says Rijkaard will attempt to replenish Liverpool’s coffers with an £8m offer for his Dutch compatriot.

Rijkaard was appointed by Galatasaray earlier this month and funds are unlikely to be a stumbling block, but convincing Babel to make a fresh start in Turkey might be.

Babel has become exasperated with his lack of opportunities since leaving Ajax in a £12million deal two years ago.

He is believed to favour a move to Spain or Italy, though, if he cannot attract interest from another Premier League club.

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