Dirk Kuyt is playing out his final days as a Liverpool player. The Sunday Mirror says Kuyt has a string of foreign clubs chasing him, including Roma, ­Fiorentina, his old club ­Feyenoord and Galatasaray.

But Hamburg are trying to beat all the others by offering 31-year-old Kuyt a £3million-a-year contract until 2014.

Former Tottenham and ­Chelsea director Frank ­Arnesen, now director of ­football at Hamburg, is busy ­constructing the deal.

Arnesen said: "A player like Kuyt, who is still in good shape, can add something to any team. He is a real team-player with an ­excellent attitude.''