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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 July, 2005, 10:21 GMT 11:21 UK
Liverpool 'interested in Gallas'
Chelsea defender William Gallas
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is reported to be interested in signing Chelsea defender William Gallas.

Gallas, 27, may be keen to move to play in a more central role after playing much of last season at left-back.

"Liverpool and Barcelona both enquired but there is no offer and Chelsea don't want to sell," Gallas' agent Pierre Frelot told the News of the World.

Benitez also revealed he is trying to sign Real Madrid winger Luis Figo and Southampton striker Peter Crouch.

Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Figo but have been put off by Real's 2m asking price, having originally thought they would get him on a free transfer.

"All we can do is wait. We have possibilities and Figo and Crouch are two of them," said Benitez.

"I'm happy with the squad we have but I'm trying to bring in two or three players."

Real sporting director Arrigo Sacchi says they will not allow Figo to leave the club for nothing because he still has a year left on his contract.

"We have had no bids from Liverpool for him, so Luis will stay as he has a year more," said Sacchi.


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