Rennes fullback Rod Fanni is keen on a move to Liverpool. The Daily Mail says Liverpool have stepped up their attempts to sign Fanni.

Fanni is willing to move to Anfield ahead of his boyhood club Marseille if Liverpool can agree a fee with Rennes for the France international defender.

Rennes want more than the £3million Liverpool have indicated they are willing to offer which has led to Liverpool also considering Lazio's Stephan Lichsteiner.

However, Fanni's versatility - he can play in two positions - is an attractive proposition for Roy Hodgson, particularly with doubts over the futures of Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson.

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