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Liverpool to renew interest in free agent Witsel

Liverpool are again being linked with Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Reds could make a genuine move for the Belgian midfielder in the winter transfer window.

Witsel is out of contract with Russian club Zenit at the end of the season and it is understood that Liverpool may look to set a pre-contract agreement with the 27-year-old in January.

Merseyside rivals Everton are also interested in the former Benfica and Standard Liege man who will certainly leave St Petersburg new year.

Zenit sporting director Maksim Mitrofanov told Itasportpress: "The club have no intention to extend Witsel's deal.

"Witsel doesn't want to leave us until the end of his deal [but] we have already had an offer."

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