Reds try for Altintop

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Skysports.com understands that Liverpool have shown an interest in landing Turkish ace Hamit Altintop.

Turkish star could have English option

Skysports.com understands that Liverpool have shown an interest in landing Turkish ace Hamit Altintop. The midfielder's departure from Bayern Munich has already been confirmed and he will be leaving on a Bosman transfer. He has held talks with Real Madrid already and is widely expected to join the Spanish giants, becoming their second Turkish import of the summer following on from Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin. But it is understood that Liverpool have made an approach to try and convince Altintop he would be better served continuing his career with a move to England. Altintop has long been linked with the Premier League and, at 28, is far from past his best although he was only able to start eight league games this season. Altintop is hugely versatile and can play anywhere across the midfield, which is of obvious appeal to any suitors. It now remains to be seen whether Altintop will be able to reject the overtures of Real to move elsewhere.

Interest

After confirming he would be leaving Bayern, Altintop admitted he would dream about a move to Real - although he insisted he had not signed yet. "Madrid is a dream, they are the highest, but still have not signed anything," he is quoted by Marca. The speculations are there, but now I have no contract with Real Madrid "My future is out of Germany and hope to take a firm decision about my future next week."

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