Italian U21 keeper in Reds' sights

January 9, 2007

Liverpool are keen on signing Italy under-21 goalkeeper Daniele Padelli, according to the player's agent.

The Sampdoria player has made just one league appearance since joining Serie B club Crotone on loan in the summer.

As a result, Sampdoria have the right to cancel the loan deal with Crotone and are considering an offer which agent Silvano Martina claims has been made by the Premiership club for the 21-year-old.

'Liverpool are interested in Padelli,' Martina told PA Sport.

'He is a promising goalkeeper.

'If he were to join Liverpool in the winter transfer market, it would be on a permanent basis.

'There are still some issues to discuss with Crotone but it could all be decided later today.'