Date:7th August 2011 at 3:00pm
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Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for a new centre-back this summer. The likes of Scott Dann and Gary Cahill continue to be targets as these two tie in with FSG’s policy of buying British talent. But I feel we should look at breaking this policy and sign Werder Bremen’s captain Per Mertesacker.

The 26-year-old German international centre-back is being made available by the club for a fee thought to be £6million as he is now in the final year of his contract and there is very little chance that he will want to stay at Werder Bremen as the club is a ‘sinking ship’. They just got dumped out of the German Cup in the first round by a lower league team.

Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs is quoted as saying in The People: “We are willing to discuss a transfer for Per.

“We have promised him we will listen to serious offers.”

Arsenal are also reportedly interested in Mertesacker as they too are also in need of a new centre-back. Liverpool would have to move quickly if we are to make a move for him. What are your thoughts on Mertesacker? Do you think he would be the rights signing for Liverpool?