Livorno keeper claims Liverpool want to sign him

November 26, 2006

Livorno's highly-rated goalkeeper Marco Amelia has claimed Liverpool are among a host of clubs trying to acquire his services.

The Italian international is under contract with the Serie A outfit until the end of the season.

'There are several English clubs interested in me, especially Liverpool,' Amelia told the Italian media after today's 2-2 draw at Reggina.

'I have agreed with (club owner Aldo) Spinelli to renew my contract but we have postponed the meeting until the new year.'

However, Amelia is unlikely to remain at the Leghorn-based club for a further season having received several tempting offers.

The 24-year-old is also a target of AC Milan, who are looking for a replacement for injured goalkeeper Nelson Dida and are willing to pay a reported £6million for Amelia.