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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 08:45 GMT 09:45 UK
Hamann considers move to Bolton
Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann
Hamann would be reluctant to leave Liverpool
Liverpool's Dietmar Hamann will decide whether to move to Bolton after accepting he has no future at Anfield.

Reds boss Rafael Benitez cleared the way for the 32-year-old midfielder to meet Trotters boss Sam Allardyce for talks on a possible 500,000 move.

Hamann said: "My heart's with Liverpool but I have to do what is right, the decision to sell me isn't a shock.

"Deciding whether to go is very hard, but Bolton are the only club to have shown any interest."

Hamann, who joined Liverpool from Newcastle for 8m in July 1999, triggered an automatic one-year extension to his contract when he made 22 first-team appearances for Liverpool last season.

But stiff competition from Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Momo Sissoko has put Hamann down the pecking order and Benitez has told the German he can go.

Allardyce is keen to inject fresh blood into his midfield after releasing Jay-Jay Okocha and failing to agree new terms with Ivan Campo.

Hamann is currently back home in Germany, where Allardyce is working as a television pundit during the World Cup and the pair could meet for more talks this week.

Hamann said: "I will be back in England next week and that's when I'll decide whether to go to Bolton."

SEE ALSO
Benitez signs new four-year deal
02 Jun 06 |  Liverpool
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22 Dec 05 |  Liverpool


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