Rennes goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez is being tracked by Liverpool.

L'Equipe says Liverpool sent scouts to check on Douchez in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Brest in Ligue 1.

Douchez's contract runs out this summer and the 30-year-old could join any interested party on a free transfer.

The Reds are already snapping up Douchez's team-mate Sylvain Marveaux when his deal runs out and Douchez could well be next on the Anfield side's list.

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier made an attempt to snap up Douchez last month and is also maintaining interest.

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