Liverpool turn to Portsmouth's Diarra

Liverpool are ready to turn to Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra after being frustrated in their pursuit of Aston Villa's Gareth Barry.

The Mirror says Villa have refused to budge from £20m and if that continues the Merseyside club will apologise to Barry 28, and walk away, with Portsmouth's Diarra a viable alternative.

Pompey want Peter Crouch and a swap deal would offer a solution.

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