Date: 28th May 2008 at 7:07am
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The deal to bring Italian, Andrea Dossena to Liverpool may take a bit longer than expected as Fiorentina and Juventus join the chase for the left-back. It seems like Udinese are waiting to receive offers from these other two Italian teams for Dossena and obviously they will take the best offer. I think Liverpool have bid £6m for Dossena but with these other two teams now in the fray we may be forced to push our bid up to as much as £8m. This I think would be the most we have ever paid for a defender so he better be worth it.

I am a great fan of Italian defenders and I am sure Dossena is in the same mould as the rest of them. He has to be good if teams like Juventus  are after him. Italians coming to the Premiership have not done too badly. They seem to settle in much quicker than other foreigners so I hope Dossena will take to Anfield as quickly as Torres did. It is going to be a huge relief to have a quality left-back. Dossena and Aurelio will compete well for that starting left-back position as I see Riise leaving the club.