Renewed interest in Mansare
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool could renew their interest in African forward Fode Mansare in the New Year, with his club Montpellier desperate to raise funds.
According to reports in France, Liverpool failed with a bid to sign Mansare before the close of the summer transfer window but have now been linked with a fresh swoop for the Guinea international.
Montpellier rejected a é¼1 million offer from fellow Championnat outfit Toulouse in August but may be forced to cash in during January's transfer window.
The French club are deep in debt and Mansare is one of their most saleable assets despite a record of just eight goals in 71 appearances during the past three seasons.
This term, he has netted once in 13 outings although the bulk of his appearances have been as a substitute.
His paltry goalscoring record has not deterred Premiership giants Liverpool from monitoring his situation, along with Tottenham, Leicester and Bolton.
Earlier this season, Mansare claimed he had received contact from a Premiership side at the end of the last campaign but no move across The Channel was forthcoming.
The Reds could explore the possibility of pepping up their attack during the winter window, given the continued doubts surrounding the fitness of England international Michael Owen.
But Mansare would not appear to be an answer to any goalscoring malaise as he boasts a similar profile to an African already at Anfield, in the guise of Senegal star El Hadji Diouf.