Valencia are keen on Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori.

Los Che are in the market for a new centre-half signing to replace the AC Milan-bound Adil Rami in January and Ilori has been mentioned as an option.

Valencia have kept the communication lines open with Liverpool this season following the departure of Aly Cissokho and hope to take advantage by asking about a six-month loan deal for Ilori.

The youngster is well down the defensive pecking order at Anfield and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is anxious for the club not to repeat the mistakes which have stalled the development of Sebastian Coates.

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