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Premier League outfit confirm interest in Reds’ defender

Nathaniel Clyne

Premier League outfit Cardiff City are interested in signing Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne.

The 27-year-old returned to training this week and has a small chance of making the squad that takes on Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Clyne is now only considered as back-up option to Trent Alexander-Arnold and there have been suggestions that Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp would be willing to allow him to leave either during the January or summer transfer windows if a suitable bid came in for him.

However, due to the current defensive crisis that the boss is having to juggle with, it is highly unlikely that Clyne would be allowed to leave Liverpool next month.

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Confirming his interest in Clyne, Cardiff boss Neil Warnock said: “I know Nathaniel. I gave him his debut, a lovely lad and I know his mother well she is a wonderful woman.

“The thing about that is, [Liverpool] have had a lot of injuries, they are in European competition, the league and they’ve got to look after themselves. So at the moment it’s very difficult to get anybody to commit to letting us have one for definite – 100 per cent.

“He’d be one on our list definitely yes, we’re looking for that position but at the moment they have other problems.

“I don’t think they would bother about us at the moment, they have to look after themselves.”